Experimental herpes simplex uveitis was induced in rabbits within three days following anterior chamber inoculation of herpes simplex virus. The reisolation of this virus from aqueous humor specimens of these animals was achieved in both rabbit iris organ cultures and WI38 cell cultures. The sensitivity of virus recovery in both these virologic systems was compared.
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