Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Department of


Date of this Version

March 1961


Published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine 113:3 (March 1961), pp. 517 - 520. Copyright © 1961 Rockefeller University Press. Used by permission.


Shope (1, 2) reported that Metastrongylus spp. under specific conditions have the capacity to transmit swine influenza virus to pigs. Since the authors are not aware of published confirmation of Shope's observations by other laboratories, experiments in which swine influenza virus was transmitted by infected lungworms in pathogen-free, antibody-devoid pigs are here reported.