ID#: 16946
This laboratorian was in the process of inoculating a number of suckling mice with a mosquito suspension. At this point in the process, she was drawing up into a syringe, some of the suspension contained in one of the test tubes that had been taken from the wooden test tube rack in the foreground. The mosquito suspension is created when pulverized mosquitoes, suspected of carrying a viral pathogen, are then added to a diluent. The suspension is then injected intracranially into the mice. Later the mouse brain tissue would be tested for the presence of the virus, using the indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) test, then observed under microscopic examination.
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Creation Date: 1965
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