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

II. Srological Studies

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  • The Belém Virus Laboratory of the Instituto Evandro Chagas, The Rockefeller Foundation Virus Laboratories, Belém, Brazil
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Nepuyo virus, represented by one strain from Trinidad and five from Brazil, reacts by hemagglutination-inhibition (HI), neutralization and complement-fixation (CF) testing with previously described group C types but is distinct from them. By HI and neutralization testing Nepuyo is most closely related to Murutucu virus, and by CF testing to Apeu and Marituba viruses.

Author Notes

Present address: Yale Arbovirus Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510.

The Belém Virus Laboratory is maintained jointly by the Serviço Especial de Saúde Pública of Brazil and The Rockefeller Foundation.