ERIC Number: ED045416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Collection & Processing of Vertebrate Specimens for Arbovirus Studies.
Sudia, W. Daniel; And Others
Described are techniques used by the National Communicable Disease Center in obtaining blood and tissues from man and other vertebrates for arbovirus isolation and antibody studies. Also included are techniques for capturing and handling vertebrates; banding and marking; restraining and bleeding; storing of specimens to preserve antibody and virus; data recording; and laboratory methods of virus isolation. Consideration is given to planning epidemic surveillance and the selection of a study site. Miscellaneous information is provided on maps, collecting permits, and various types of equipment, both field and laboratory. The use of sentinal and domestic animals to provide blood and tissue samples during known exposures is discussed. Legal, social, political, and technical pitfalls which may severely hamper an arbovirus ecological investigation are identified. An appendix lists the supplies needed, their purpose, sources and approximate costs. Illustrated: short bibliography. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Guides, Medical Research, Microbiology, Research Methodology, Resource Materials, Scientific Research
Center for Disease Control, Arbovirus-Ecology Laboratory, 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, Ga. 30333 (free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Communicable Disease Center (DHEW), Atlanta, GA.