Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Long Island, New York which is dedicated to study of animal diseases. Visitors and employees of the United States Department of Agriculture board a ferry in Long Island and head for Plum Island. View of dock as ferry approaches. A sign reads 'U.S.D.A. Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory'. Personnel pass the ferry dock area to enter the guarded gates on Plum Island. Regular employees show passes to enter. The personnel leave the bus used for transportation from the gates to the working area. The employees after entering the building divide into three groups and head for three different locker rooms. Doors of the locker rooms painted red. The employees get rid of their belongings and clothes and proceed through a turnstile to the next locker room to put on a complete set of laboratory clothing. They enter a laboratory to carry out tests.
A film based on the Plum Island Animal Disease Center( PIADC ) off Long Island, New York. Commuters employed with the U.S. State Department of Agriculture board a ferry in Long Island. Animated map highlights the PIADC established for study of foreign animal diseases. The map shows locations of laboratory, dock area, administrative area, animal holding area and research buildings. Research units in the research building. Security fences around the building. The coast of Plum Island showing installations.
A film based on the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Long Island, New York which is dedicated to study of foreign animal diseases. Animated map of the United States of America depicts the New England region of the U.S. affected with foot and mouth disease of animals during year 1870 and Mexico and Canada affected by epizootics in 1946 and 1952 respectively. A technician stores animal foot and mouth disease virus in a laboratory freezer.
A film based on the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Long Island, New York which is dedicated to study of foreign animal diseases. A technician works with bacteriological incubators to grow tissue cultures. Technicians inoculate a culture with foot and mouth disease virus of animal. The technicians carry out this procedure in a safety hood. Cattle are used as research animals and are held in quarantine for two weeks. Animals enter a research building after the quarantine period is over. The animals are herded through different doors in the building. A man dumps food for the animals in a chute. The cattle feed is processed in a hammer mill. Air passes through filters. Glass block openings in the research building. A guard patrols the area in a radio equipped vehicle. A fisherman's boat goes away from Plum Island coast. Two wire fences to isolate the area. A technician handles supplies.
A film based on the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Long Island, New York which is dedicated to study of foreign animal diseases. Incoming supplies and equipment needed to carry out research are admitted through autoclaves to achieve sterilization. Technicians at different machines handle glassware and other equipment to be used for the research. Scientists expose research animals to foot and mouth disease virus in an isolated room. The virus is injected below the tongue of the animals. A man takes out the internal organs of a humanely destroyed cattle. The scientist lays down his knives and wears rubber gloves. He examines the internal organs of the cattle during the post-mortem. The animal carcass is placed into an incinerator. A technician wearing red clothing operates the incinerator. The carcass burns in the incinerator.
A film based on the Plum Island Animal Disease Center( PIADC ) in Long Island, New York which is dedicated to study of foreign animal diseases. Removal of animal virus in a laboratory shows personnel in special rubber clothing inside an animal isolation unit. The rubber is disinfected with lie solution. Caustic solution in rinsed off in a shower. Clothing is cleaned using a brush. A man cleans the room with the lie solution. Sewage passed through welded lines to sewage decontamination building. Three holding tanks receive sewage. Sewage is heated to sterilizing temperature and discharged outside the laboratory. An officer inside research buildings looks at a light blinking on a central trouble panel. A technician takes a look at the diagram of the layout of the building and instructs over a telephone. A technician approaches an overheated motor. He inspects equipment of air control system of the laboratory. Technicians work on machines in a machine shop. A patient being treated in a first aid room. Service area for cleaning and sterilization of glassware and a laundry in the research building. A man cleans his nasal and throat passages, scrubs his hands and takes a shower. Employees board a bus. A guard looks through binoculars.