The Susceptibility of the Pygmy Anteater, Cyclopes Didactylus, to Yellow Fever Virus*

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  • University of Panama, School of Medicine, Panama, R. P.


The pygmy anteater, Cyclopes didactylus dorsalis, is sufficiently susceptible to yellow fever virus to serve as a host experimentally and in nature. It circulates the virus in good titer for a period of 1 to 7 days. Its possible ecological importance is discussed.