oa South African Medical Journal - Neutralizing antibodies for certain viruses in the sera of human beings in Northern Natal

Volume 33, Issue 27
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Blood specimens from human beings residing in 4 highland and 21 lowland localities of the Natal coastal area from Durban northward to the Mozambique border were examined in mouse-protection tests to study the distribution of antibodies to arthropod-borne viruses. Sera from representative areas were tested against 13 agents, 10 of which have been isolated within me zone covered by the survey.

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