1921
Volume 6, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

Laboratory studies were conducted in attempts to infect three common species of bird mites, and , with the virus of St. Louis encephalitis and to transmit infection by the bite of these mites to newly hatched chickens. The virus tests were performed in three-week-old white Swiss mice, inoculated intracerebrally. Detectable virus persisted less than 2 days in the mites, and no transmissions by bite were shown. These negative results support those previously reported by Reeves (1955) and indicate a lack of importance of bird mites in transmission of active St. Louis encephalitis infection.

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