Arbovirus Studies in Bush Bush Forest, Trinidad, W. I., September 1959–December 1964

V. Virus Isolations

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  • University of the West Indies, Trinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, P. O. Box 164, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
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Virus isolates totaling 593 and representing 19 different virus types were recovered from sentinel animals, small mammals, and arthropods during studies carried out in Bush Bush Forest, Trinidad, over a 5-year period. The laboratory techniques used are described, and details are given regarding 49 isolates belonging to 12 virus types: Una, St. Louis encephalitis, Ilhéus, Bushbush, TRVL 57896 (Moriche), Wyeomyia, Cache Valley, Cocal, Oropouche, Aruac, Nariva, and TRVL 39316-1-5 type (Pacui). The remaining 544 isolates were identified as Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus or members of serologic groups C and Guamá, and are discussed elsewhere.