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POLIOMYELITIS VIRUS IN FLY-CONTAMINATED FOOD COLLECTED AT AN EPIDEMIC

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Science  11 May 1945:
Vol. 101, Issue 2628, pp. 491-493
DOI: 10.1126/science.101.2628.491

Abstract

Poliomyelitis virus has been detected in food exposed to flies at homes of poliomyelitis patients within an epidemic area. This was achieved by feeding such exposed food to chimpanzees which developed subclinical infections or asymptomatic carrier states ascertained by positive stool tests in rhesus monkeys.

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