Persistence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in monkeys. VII. Some features of the immune response.

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus persists in experimentally infected rhesus monkeys in the presence of humoral antibodies. Various dynamics of the humoral response (stable, increasing, decreasing, undulatory titres) have been noted, associated with complete or incomplete set of antibodies. Always present were the virus-neutralizing antibodies, often the… CONTINUE READING