Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on January 12, 1968 · Page 14
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 14

Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, January 12, 1968
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*Mono' Virus Isolated by Doctor Pair Washington Post Service WASHINGTON I A husband- and-wite r&earch tea mat Children's Hospital of Philadelphia believes it has identified the virus that ciuses mononucleosis, It contagious disease of the blood that every year afflicts 10,000 young Americans. In reporting their findings in the Januar/ issue of the Pro ceedings of the National Acad emy of Sciences, Drss Werner and Gertrudo Henle said their discovery should eventually lead to development of a vaccine to inoculate young adults against the most severe form of the disease. The Philadelphia virologists refused to say when such a vaccine might be made, however, declaring that it would be "some time in the future." Long ktown sa the "kissing disease," mononucleosis almost alvays strikes young adults intbeir late teens and early 20s. It is considered rare in anybody over 35. But one thing the Henles nu- covered in almost four years of research is that young children and even infants showed evidence of very mild forms of the diseasen suggesting that they picked it up from the air rather than from kissing. "We do not believe that mononucleosis is a kissing diseasen" the virologists said. "And we don't think loving mothers transmit it — most of them would be too old to harbor the disease." The two doctors sdaid they had implicated a herpes-type virus called EBV virus as the "probable cause' of monocu- cleosis. Their first big clue to the link between EBV and mono came almost by accident, they said, through Elaine Hutkin, a research technician in the Children's Hospital virology laboratory. Both doctors had begun their research project by studying the .EBV virus itselfn especially its possible link with Burkitt'slym- phoma, a cancer of the lumph glands and postnasal spaces peculiar to Africans. Miss Hutkin had contributed her own blood samples a year ago to the project, which indi- catedthat she had no antibodies or immunity against the EBV virus. Then, last August, the young •woman became ill, broke out in a rash anfl developed all the symptoms of a young adult victim of men?—nausean head and neck pains; fatigue, fever and swollen lyrqph glands. Laboratory tests proved she had "mono." When sh« returned to work, Miss Hutkin was again tested for EBV intibodies. In four weeksn hec leukocytes began to grow, anctt by late September her blood cells contained enough EBV antibodies to insure immunity to the Virus. Phoenix, Fri., Jan. 12, 1968 Unipns Ask Strike Group New York Times Service WASHINGTON - The nation's railroad unions yesterday called on the carriers to join in forming a new labor-management committee to help ease the threat of future strikes. G. E. 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