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Prophylactic Treatment with Virus and Serum in Yellow Fever
Dr. Henrique de Beaurepaire Aragão, head of the Institute Oswaldo Cruz of Rio de Janeiro, has reported the results of studies recently made on the prophylaxis of yellow fever. He concludes that the technic of a combined treatment with a virulent yellow fever virus and serum is simple and the results obtained hitherto in experiments prove that the method confers immunity to the animals in which it has been used. It is believed that the same good results should be obtained if the method were used in human beings. The easy transportation of both the virulent dry yellow fever virus and the serum affords the opportunity of the use of the method in any locality in which prophylaxis against yellow fever seems indicated. To have his method tested and popularized, the author advises its use in several centers devoted to the
RIO DE JANEIRO. JAMA. 1931;96(18):1524. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720440072024