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


Robert B. Tesh, Pacific Research Section, NIAID/NIH, P.O. Box 1680, Honolulu,HI 96806,26 May 1976.


Isolated by R. B. Tesh and S. Saidiat Pacific Research Section, Honolulu from pool of 25 adult female , collected by hand aspirator on 18 August 1975 at Dormain village, Isfahan Province, Iran, Let. 33°N,Long. 52°E. Arthropods were depleted and held alive 3 h before freezing. Desert village at 1,500 m elevation. Collections were inside human dwellings and animal shelters. Liquid nitrogen, Dry Iceand mechanical freezer at -80°C.

Suspension inoculated into tube and microplate cultures of Vero in February 1976. Virus recovered from both (CPE and plaques).

Reisolation not tried, but virus distinct from other viruses in laboratory.


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