We have made observations on the collection of microfilariae from 4 dogs by continuous flow centrifugation for the collection of buffy coat cells; large quantities of viable microfilariae can be collected in small volumes from unanaesthetized animals in a short time. Transfusion to an uninfected recipient demonstrated their viability. This technique may be applicable to studies of the kinetics of parasitaemia in filariasis and other infections.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1969|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases