The Isolation of St. Louis Virus from Trinidad Mosquitoes

C. R. AndersonTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies

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T. H. G. AitkenTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies

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W. G. DownsTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies

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L. SpenceTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies

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Summary and Conclusions

St. Louis encephalitis virus has been isolated from three ground pool-breeding species of mosquitoes collected in Trinidadian forests. Identity was established by comparison with a known strain of St. Louis virus and other related viruses. These represent the first strains of St. Louis virus known to be isolated from mosquitoes outside of the continental United States.

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