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


O. de Souza Lopes, Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Caxia Postal 7027, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 27 October 1976.


Isolated by O. de Souza Lopes et al. at Instituto Adolfo Lutz from brain (cerebellum) and upper spinal cord of 39-yr-old male, who had shown signs of encephalitis, fever, and coma. Specimens collected on 8 December 1975 at post-mortem examination in Iguape County, State of Sao Paulo, Lat. 24°45'S, Long. 47°35'W. Banana plantation on large flat plain at sea level. Frozen at -60°C.

Suspensions inoculated ic into 2-day-old infant mice on 23 December 1975.

Virus reisolated and was distinct from other viruses in the laboratory.

No data. No data. Sensitive to 1:1,000 sodium deoxycholate; control titer ⩾10,after-treatment titer ⩽10. Hemagglutinin was detected using infected baby mouse brain extracted with sucrose-acetone and tested with goose erythrocytes at pH 6.0 through 6.8. Optimum was pH 6.4 and 22°C.


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