Immunity Reactions in Experimental Relapsing Fever

Y. P. ChenDepartments of Pharmacology and Bacteriology, Peiping Union Medical College, Peking, China

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Samuel H. ZiaDepartments of Pharmacology and Bacteriology, Peiping Union Medical College, Peking, China

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Hamilton H. AndersonDepartments of Pharmacology and Bacteriology, Peiping Union Medical College, Peking, China

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Summary

The evidence accumulated from studies of experimental relapsing fever in Chinese hamsters and in Macacus rhesus monkeys would indicate that cross-immunity exists between infections with the tick-borne California strain of Spirochaeta recurrentis and the louse-borne Chinese strain.

Author Notes

Present address: Division of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of California Medical School, San Francisco.

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