Triniti Virus, a New Agent Isolated from Trinidadian Mosquitoes

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

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

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

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

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Summary

A previously undescribed agent has been isolated from Trichoprosopon mosquitoes captured in the Arena Forest in central Trinidad. The name Triniti virus is proposed for this agent. Neutralizing antibody to the virus has been demonstrated in human serum. Some of the physical and biological properties of the virus are described.

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