Fatal Disease of Swine Due to Encephalomyocarditis Virus

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Science  19 Feb 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3399, pp. 498-499
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3399.498


Encephalomyocarditis virus was isolated from the organs of swine dying during an outbreak of an acutely fatal disease occurring on a farm in Panama. The outstanding lesion was severe myocarditis. Pigs inoculated with the viral isolate developed a systemic infection with myocarditis.