ERNEST W. SHAW, M.D.; JOSEPH L. MELNICK, Ph.D.; EDWARD C. CURNEN, M.D.
A filtrable agent capable of causing fatal paralysis and myositis in suckling mice and hamsters was isolated by Dalldorf and Sickles1 from the feces of two children who had paralytic illnesses in 1947 diagnosed as poliomyelitis. Additional isolations of this agent in 1948 and its identification as a virus have been reported by Dalldorf and his associates.2
Similar viruses isolated from patients with illnesses resembling nonparalytic poliomyelitis, from another patient with an illness resembling epidemic pleurodynia, from specimens of sewage and from flies, have been under study in this laboratory since September, 1948.3, 4 These agents have been designated as
SHAW EW, MELNICK JL, CURNEN EC. INFECTION OF LABORATORY WORKERS WITH COXSACKIE VIRUSES1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:32–40. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-1-32
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(1):32-40.
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