Volume 5, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



  • 1.  Black rats (), except when in the suckling stage, have proved resistant to infection with EMC virus. No continuous intestinal carrier state could be induced in them.
  • 2.  Multimammate () and other field rats proved highly susceptible to EMC virus infections. Virus was recovered from feces, intestinal wall, blood, and a variety of organs from bodies of infected animals. A hypothesis is offered that these small mammals may be of principal importance in maintaining the disease in nature.
  • 3.  Field rats inoculated with EMC virus appeared to die principally from myocarditis.
  • 4.  Hemocele inoculations of EMC virus into , gave no indication that these mosquitoes are potential vectors.


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