K. F. MEYER
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Infections or diseases of animals associated with or due to incitants generally designated as viruses, since 1892, have attracted more and more attention. In fact, these maladies, single or in epidemic distribution, have assumed an important position in the realm of the heterogeneous infection chains.
The insect-borne diseases, yellow fever, dengue, pappataci fever, Rift Valley fever, etc., are caused by filterable incitants, which localize and multiply in the poikilothermic hosts and, consequently, are classed with the heterogeneous infections. Between the causative agent of the disease and the poikilothermic host, a specific mutual relationship exists and the insect (mosquito) is not
MEYER KF. VIRUS DISEASES OF ANIMALS TRANSMISSIBLE TO MAN1. Ann Intern Med. 1934;8:552–569. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-5-552
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(5):552-569.
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