Volume 51, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Attempts to isolate viruses from 178,181 unengorged female mosquitoes collected from different ecologic areas of Sri Lanka yielded 31 isolates: 17 of Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus, nine of Getah virus, three of a Batai-related bunyavirus, and two of Arkonam virus. and mosquitoes were found to carry JE virus in a dry zone nonepidemic area, and was found to carry it in a wet zone nonepidemic area. Japanese encephalitis virus was isolated from , and during a human epidemic in the dry zone. Getah virus was isolated from , and collected in the vicinity of swine. Isolations of Getah, Arkonam, and Batai-related viruses from Sri Lanka are reported for the first time.


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