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


R. L. Doherty, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, 9 June 1969.


Isolated by R. L. Doherty and colleagues at Queensland Institute of Medical Research from adult female Neumann collected 21 July 1966 at Upolu Cay, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Lat. 16° 40′ S, Long. 146° E. Coral atoll, 400 m × 70 m. Sand under succulent vegetation in colony of terns ( and ). Ticks held at room temperature for 24 hours, at 4°C for 72 hours, then in -60°C Revco until tested.

Ground suspension in 10% rabbit serum in saline solution. Inoculated 0.015 ml ic in 1-day-old mice on 24 November 1966.

Not reisolated, but unrelated to any virus held in the laboratory.

Filterable through Millipore APO 100 nm in 1 of 2 trials, with loss of titer; size <100 nm.


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