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Attempted Control of Ectromelia in a Mouse-breeding Colony

Nature volume 180, pages 13001301 (07 December 1957) | Download Citation

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A REVIEW of intercurrent ectromelia infection in mouse colonies in Great Britain has been made by Tuffery1. During April 1955 a virulent form of the disease became manifest among all three main strains, R III, A and CBA, bred in this laboratory. The establishment and growth of transplantable tumours in vivo and in vitro concurrently deteriorated, and a connexion with the outbreak of the disease was suspected. In consequence, a programme of vaccination with calf lymph was instituted, as suggested by Lane-Petter2. This communication records the results of this procedure carried out over a period of two years.

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    , Vet. Rec., 68, 478 (1956).

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    , Supp. Memor. to Lab. Anirn. Bur. News Letter No. 6 (1953).

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  1. Department of Experimental Pathology, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex.

    • A. E. G. PEARSON

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