Triniti 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

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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