Kairi Virus, a New Virus from Trinidadian Forest Mosquitoes

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

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T. H. G. AitkenTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W.I.

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L. P. SpenceTrinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W.I.

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

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Summary

The isolation of a new virus from several species of Trinidadian mosquitoes has been described. The virus has been named “Kairi virus.” The presence of virus-neutralising antibodies in the sera of human beings and several species of animals of Trinidad was detected.

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