Aerobiology by I. Silver (Eds.)

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Certainly, in Patrol II there was no detected effect of the crew members' harborage of staphylococcal strains of the same phage types found in the air. But neither was there present a strain capable of inducing manifest disease. Some years ago L. J. Goldberg of our Laboratory demonstrated that inhalatory exposure of several hundred mice to incrementally administered dosages of Klebsiella pneumoniae, such that a total lethal dosage was received over a period of some days, resulted in the same number of fatalities in the herd, within statistical limits, as was obtained by short-term inhalation of the same dosage.

3. Following contact with relief personnel from outside, the men again experienced respiratory infections; this time the infections were of some severity. Cameron and Moore came to similar conclusions expressed in the current terminology of virus infections and, using isolation and serological technics remarkably similar to those we have employed in these studies, they, too, were unable in the laboratory to establish the etiology of the respiratory infections they encountered (8). We can only conclude that the solution to this problem must await development of better technics, perhaps including the use of organ cultures similar to those in which Tyrrell and his associates have detected previously unsuspected Rhinoviruses (20, 21).

18 Charleston 16 Rota 15 Guam 6-5 3-5 40 4-9 4-5 41 4-2 4-5 14 Refit C ( visits/patrol/week Holv Loch Symposium URI GI I N F , oth. Allergy Injury Dental Other Total visits, all Sick Bay visits, Proceedings Third International TABLE 1 2 on Aerobiology Epidemiologie Selected patrols: URI Sick Bay visits/patrol by season Inclusive months, refit and at sea M-J J-A J-S 14, H. Loch 16, Rota 18, Chstn 15, Guam Average A P N S b a b 33 39 112 36 _0 S-N 104 90 97 164 144 A 24 86 20 O-D N-J I>-F 93 80 83 85 37 26 38 in Polaris Submarines Squadron and refit port Investigations TABLE 13 Patrols selected reported URI Sick Bay visits = 80/Patrol.

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