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U.S. Army Medical Research, Frederick, MD
DOD Funding of Animal Cruelty 2005:
M4: Medical Biological Defense - 3
Title: Simultaneous administration of the anthrax, botulinum neurotoxin
A, plague, and staphylococcal enterotoxin B vaccines in Rhesus monkeys.
Research Category: M4: Medical Biological Defense
FY: 2005 Funding (in dollars): $140,000
Responsible Organization: U.S. ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF
Primary Contact: MRMC: U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of
City: Fort Detrick
Keywords: LABORATORY ANIMALS ANTHRAX
The objectives of this study are as follows: 1) Determine
if vaccines against anthrax, botulinum neurotoxin A, plague, and
staphylococcal enterotoxin B remain efficacious when given
simultaneously. 2) To obtain and archive a wide variety of diagnostic
specimens with which to compare the relative abilities of established
and new diagnostic assays to detect exposure to or infection with
Bacillus anthracis, botulinum neurotoxin type A, staphylococcal
enterotoxin B, and Yersinia pestis.
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of
the anthrax, botulinum neurotoxin A, plague, and staphylococcal
enterotoxin B vaccines when they are administered simultaneously to the
skin of Rhesus macaques, and to provide tissue samples to help in the
generation of an archive of specimens representing successive stages in
bio-threat agent-induced disease pathogenesis. X
Research was conducted in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and
other Federal statutes and regulations relating to the use of animals in
research and was reviewed and approved by the Institute's Animal Care
and Use Committee.
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