Mayaro Virus: A New Human Disease Agent

II. Isolation from Blood of Patients in Trinidad, B.W.I.

Charles R. AndersonTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I.

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Wilbur G. DownsTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I.

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George H. WattleyTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I.

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Norman W. AhinTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I.

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Alick A. ReeseTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I.

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Summary

A new agent, named Mayaro virus, was isolated from the blood of five human beings in Trinidad, B.W.I., during August and September of 1954. The disease was a mild to moderately severe febrile illness of short duration. The virus was pathogenic for infant mice but not for adult mice on intracerebral inoculation.

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