Volume 19, Issue 6_Part_2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


C. Hannoun, Laboratoire des Arbovirus, Institut Pasteur, Paris 15, France, 1 January 1968.


Isolated by C. Hannoun and colleagues at Paris, France, from pool of 20 adult female collected by hand on 15 January 1966 at Grand Arbaud, a farm near Gageron, Camargue, Rhone delta, Lat. 43° N, Long. 4° E. Wall crevices, pigeon house on farm. Held alive in the laboratory, without feeding for 5 weeks.

Ticks homogenized in 0.75% bovine albumin in Hanks's solution. Inoculated 0.02 ml ic in 2-day-old mice on 22 February 1966.

Virus reisolated.

Filterable through Millipore 220 nm; some loss of titer when filtered through Millipore 100 nm; not filterable through 50 nm APD. Size estimated at 50 to 100 nm by filtration. No data. Sensitive to 1: 1,000 sodium deoxycholate; control titer >10, after-treatment titer <10.


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