Rapid generation of specific protective immunity to Francisella tularensis.

Mice inoculated either subcutaneously (s.c.) or intradermally (i.d.) with a sublethal dose of Francisella tularensis LVS are immune to a lethal intraperitoneal (i.p.) or intravenous (i.v.) challenge of LVS. Here, we show that this immunity developed quite rapidly: mice given a sublethal dose of live LVS s.c. or i.d. (but not i.v.) withstood lethal i.p., i.v… (More)