Flanders Strain, an Arbovirus Newly Isolated from Mosquitoes and Birds of New York State

Elinor Whitney Division of Laboratories and Research, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York

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Seven strains of virus were isolated from two species of mosquitoes, Culiseta melanura and Culex pipiens, and from the spleen of an ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus) collected near the town of Flanders in Suffolk County in southeastern New York State. These strains belong to the same antigenic group and appear to be related to the arbovirus strains called Hart Park and WS 1087 isolated from Culex tarsalis collected in southwestern United States.

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