Transmissible Mink Encephalopathy: Experimental Transmission to the Squirrel Monkey

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Science  11 Sep 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3950, pp. 1088-1090
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3950.1088


A progressive, fatal spongiform encephalopathy developed in three squirrel monkeys 11 months after inoculation with primate-passaged transmissible mink encephalopathy agent. The clinical symptoms and histopathologic and electron microscopic findings suggest that this naturally occurring disease of mink has been transmitted experimentally to squirrel monkeys.

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