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


R. L. Doherty, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, 20 December 1974.


Isolated by Doherty and colleagues at Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, from nymphs of () collected by hand in January 1972 at Macquarie Island, Lat. 54°30'S, Long. 159°E. Habitat: Island in Southern Ocean, 800 miles southeast of Tasmania. In tussock grass and under planks on the foreshore near a rookery of the Royal Penguin (). Transported alive to Australia at ambient temperature, held at 8-10°C until moulted.

Ticks ground in phosphate buffered saline containing 0.75% bovine albumin. Suspension inoculated 0.015 ml ic in 1-day-old mice on 1 March 1972.

Virus reisolated. Additional isolates from same collection; virus distinct from any previously in this laboratory.


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