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A scheme is described for the identification of enteroviruses in tissue culture by neutralization with composite antiserum pools. The method for making these pools is given. Antisera to twenty-seven enteroviruses were included in the pools which were used to examine 115 viruses consisting of ninety-eight recently isolated viruses and seventeen prototype strains. The results indicate that this scheme provides a useful screening method for identifying enteroviruses. It has proved to be practicable, time saving and very economical in tissue culture.
We are grateful to Dr C. M. P. Bradstreet who made available some of the rabbit antisera.