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Poikilothermia and Susceptibility of Suckling Mice to Coxsackie B1 Virus

Naturevolume 247page568 (1974) | Download Citation

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INFECTIONS with most types of Coxsackie virus are fatal to newborn mice in normal conditions. This susceptibility decreases sharply with age and, when the mice are a few days old, the infection runs a subclinical course1. As yet no satisfactory explanation of this phenomenon has been offered.

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  1. Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Aarhus, 8000, Aarhus C

    • BøRGE TEISNER
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