Tacaribe Virus, a New Agent Isolated from Artibeus Bats and Mosquitoes in Trinidad, West Indies


Isolation of a new entity, Tacaribe virus, from Artibeus bats and from mosquitoes, in Trinidad, is described. The agent is pathogenic for baby and adult mice and is inactivated by incubation with sodium desoxycholate. It is proposed for inclusion in the group of arthropod-borne viruses.

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Present address: The Rockefeller Foundation, 111 West 50th Street, New York 20.