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


J. P. Digoutte, Institut Pasteur, B.P. 304, Cayenne, French Guiana, 15 May 1975.


Isolated by J. C. Jacobi and M. Germain at Institut Pasteur, Bangui, from blood of young male trapped alive on 24 September 1971 in Salanga, Central African Republic, Lat. 4°9'N, Long. 18°31'E. Equatorial moist forest, clearing near Salanga village. Stored in electrical deep freezer at -75°C.

Mosquitoes ground in Earle's balanced salt solution containing bovine albumin and antibiotics.

Reisolation not tried but first virus of this type in the laboratory.

Filterable through Millipore 220 nm. No data. Sensitive to chloroform; control titer 10, after-treatment titer 10. No hemagglutinin detected using infected suckling mouse brain extracted with sucrose acetone and tested with goose erythrocytes at pH 5.7 through 6.6 and at temperatures of 37°C,room temperature, and 4°C.


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