Plague causing bacteria being examined in a laboratory in the United States.
United States USA Date:1945 Duration:3 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Navy training film about the prevention and cure of plague in Africa. Animation shows the nature of rat population that leads to spread of plague. It depicts the tactics to be adopted by the plague control team. A man uses kerosene to kill fleas and catches a rat. Rats caught, are brought to plague control laboratory. Captured rats are chloroformed. Fleas being removed from rats. Fleas being counted and identified. They are placed on slides and a technician looks at the fleas through microscope. Rats being mounted on a table and dissected and being searched for pasteurella pestis. Man looks into a microscope at pasteurella pestis. A guinea pig being inoculated with it and observed for next few days for symptoms of plague. A dead pig being dissected and it shows signs of plague.
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