Effects of Continuous Irradiation of Mice on the Immune Response to Live Listeriamonocytogenes Author(s): Ronald H. Stewart, F. A. Hodge, Myron S. SilvermanSource: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 117, No. 2 (Apr., 1967), pp. 109-115Published by: Oxford University PressStable
"From the U. S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, San Francisco, California 94135 Exposure of mice to chronic gamma radiation delivered at 1 to 1.5 rad per hour resulted in a marked increase in susceptibility to airborne infection with Listeria monocytogenes (Stewart et al, 1965). As the cumulative radiation dose increased the susceptibility to infection increased so that mice receiving a total of 2500 rad over a 2-month period were over 33 times as susceptible to infection as those receiving no radiation...."