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For release Sunday, September 11, 1949 [Eastern equine encephalomyelitis press release]
  • Published Date:
    September 10, 1949
  • Source:
    CDC-8
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 505.19 KB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    Communicable Disease Center (U.S.)
  • Description:
    Press release concerning the publication of Howitt BF, Dodge HR, Bishop LK, Gorrie RH. Recovery of the virus of eastern equine encephalomyelitis from mosquitoes (Mansonia perturbans) collected in Georgia. Science. 1949 Aug 5;110(2849):141-2.

    "For the first time, mosquitoes have been proven to be the insect carriers of eastern equine encephalomyelitis, a severe and often fatal virus disease. Four researchers in the Communicable Disease Center, Public Health Service, have just published a report confirming a long-held scientific suspicion that mosquitoes are the probable vector of this type of encephalomyelitis. The workers are Miss Beatrice F.IHowitt, Dr. H. R. Dodge, Dr. L. K. Bishop, and Miss Rachael H. Gorrie, all of the virus and rickettsia branch, laboratory division of the CDC, located at Montgomery, Alabama. Their findings are reported in Science."

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