Bimiti Virus, a new Agent Isolated from Trinidadian Mosquitoes

L. SpenceTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, P. O. Box 164, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W. I.

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C. R. AndersonTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, P. O. Box 164, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W. I.

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T. H. G. AitkenTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, P. O. Box 164, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W. I.

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W. G. DownsTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, P. O. Box 164, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W. I.

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Summary

Bimiti virus is a new agent isolated from Culex mosquitoes collected in the Melajo Forest of Trinidad. Its isolation, identification and behavior in various animals and tissue culture are reported. Limited studies disclose a very low incidence of immunity to this virus in the human population of Trinidad.

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