It has been shown that an aseptic meningitis of 3 to 5 days duration and favorable prognosis can be induced in cats by intrathecal injection of sterile saliva filtrate from early cases of parotitis, and that such a meningitis can be transmitted to other cats by injecting the cerebrospinal fluid in the same manner. The cerebrospinal fluid does not, at any time, contain bacteria which grow with the ordinary culture methods.

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