St. Louis Encephalitis in Panama

I. Isolation of the Virus from Forest Mosquitoes and Human Blood

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  • Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, Panama, Republic of Panama

Summary

Isolation of St. Louis encephalitis virus in Panama is reported. The virus was recovered five times from Sabethes chloropterus. It was also recovered from a pool of S. cyaneus, S. tarsopus (and a related new species), S. undosus, S. fabricii, and from human blood. It was present over a period of at least 8 months in Paya, Darien.

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