Elementary-Body Virus Isolated from Clinical Trachoma in California

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Science  13 Nov 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3385, pp. 1339-1340
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3385.1339


From an adult white resident of California with clinically typical early trachoma a virus was isolated by growth in embryonated eggs. Morphologically and serologically the virus belongs in the psittacosis-lymphogranuloma group. When it is instilled into monkey eyes it produces acute follicular conjunctivitis with typical inclusion bodies.