Poliomyelitis by Accidental Contagion in the Chimpanzee


Poliomyelitis virus was isolated from the stools of two uninoculated chimpanzees which had been quartered for 6 months in cages adjoining those of rhesus monkeys receiving intranasal inoculations of potent human stools. Upon arrival, and for 4 months thereafter, neither chimpanzee had antibody against the virus eventually isolated from it. However, antibody… (More)