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


Arbovirus Reference Branch, Vector-Borne Diseases Division, CDC, P.O.Box 2087, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522, 26 January 1977.

Phlebotomus fever (PHL) group.

Isolated by J. S. Lazuick from blood of apparently well adult male (pack rat), collected by live trapping on 5 December 1973 at Reed Ranch, Cameron County, Texas, Lat. 26°01'N, Long. 97°17'W. Semiarid, mesquite-acacia savannah. Frozen on Dry Ice and then electrical deep freezer at -60°C.

Inoculated ic into infant mice and onto Vero cellcultures on 15 January 1974. Plaques, 3-4 mm in size, observed in Vero cells on day 8.

Virus reisolated. In addition, two other strains isolated from and antibody detected in


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