Volume 27, Issue 2_Part_2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


S. R. Pattyn, Institut Voor Tropische Geeneskunde, Antwerp, Belgium; E. T. W. Bowen, Microbiological Research Establishment, Porton Down, Wilts., England; P. A. Webb, Virology Division, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 16 March 1977.


Isolated by S. R. Pattyn, E. T. W. Bowen, and P. A. Webb from serum of adult female human being manifesting severe, prostrating, febrile illness with hemorrhagic signs and rash.Disease originally contractedin Yambuku, Zaire, Lat. 2°45'N, Long. 22°10'E, and case transported to mission hospital in Kinshasa, Zaire. Undulating tropical rain forest, 400 m altitude. Frozen at -60°C.

Serum inoculated ip into guinea pigs and into Vero cell cultures on 2-10 October 1976.

Virus reisolated.


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