Nepuyo Virus, a New Group C Agent Isolated in Trinidad and Brazil

I. Isolation and Properties of the Trinidadian Strain

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  • University of the West Indies, Trinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, P. O. Box 164, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W. I.


A previously undescribed group C agent has been isolated from Culex (Eubonnea) accelerans Root collected near Rio Claro in southeastern Trinidad. The name Nepuyo is proposed for this agent. Neutralizing antibody has been demonstrated in human serum. Some of the physical and biological properties of the virus are described.