Enzootic Sendai Virus Infections in Mouse Breeder Colonies within the United States

Science  13 Nov 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3646, pp. 936-938
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3646.936


Naturally occurring enzootic infections of Sendai virus have been detected by serologic monitoring and virus isolation in mouse breeder colonies from five states in the United States of America. Six of 21 colonies tested were found to be infected with Sendai virus, and the mean incidence of infection within infected colonies was 76 percent. Forty-one of 120 attempts to isolate the virus were successful.