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


Robert P. Scrivani, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A., 15 January 1968.


Isolated by Robert P. Scrivani at the School of Public Health, University of California, from a pool of 100 female adult caught on 27 and 28 May 1964 in a Dry Ice-baited trap at Kern County, California, Lat. 35° 30′ N, Long. 119°W. Semi-desert, saltbush vegetation bordering agricultural land. Specimen stored in sealed glass tube at -65°F until tested.

Ground suspension in 33% normal rabbit serum in Hanks's BSS. Inoculated 0.01 ml ic in 2- to 3-day-old mice, and also in primary hamster kidney-cell cultures on 10 March 1965. Tissue culture maintained with 0.5% lactalbumin hydrolysate in Earle's BSS with 3% calf serum and 4 mg glucose per ml. CPE shown.

Virus reisolated. No similar virus in laboratory.


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