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SCIENTISTS FIND PHEASANT MAY SPREAD DISEASE VIRUS

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Ernest E. Tyzzer, George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology; Andrew W. Sellards, associate professor of Tropical Medicine; and Granville A. Bennett, assistant professor of Pathology, have discovered traces of encephalomyletis, human sleeping sickness, in ring-necked pheasants.

The Medical School scientists stated that the discovery of the disease in birds raised the question of whether it is spread by horses, migratory birds, or some other animal.

The disease which killed the pheasants was the horse type, but the 'scientists' report in "Science" declared this an unfortunate misnomer. They intend to institute a search for spontaneous sleeping sickness among migratory birds, they said.

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