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Abstract

Survival of pathogenic distemper virus at 5C and 25C.

Abstract

Ferret lung tissue samples containing pathogenic virus (106LD50/ml of the ferret-passage Green distemperoid strain) were held at 5 or 25 deg C for various periods of time. Inoculation of susceptible ferrets showed the virus survived for 48 hours at 25 deg C and for 14 days at 5 deg C.