Information from: R. L. Doherty, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, 3 January 1968.
Antigenic group: Mapputta.
Original source: Isolated by R. L. Doherty and colleagues at Queensland Institute of Medical Research from adult female Anopheles annulipes collected 28 to 30 October 1965 in light trap at Mitchell River Mission, North Queensland, Lat. 15° 28′ S, Long. 141° 40′ E. Habitat: Aboriginal Mission 20 km from Gulf of Carpentaria; altitude 6 meters in low-lying plain; vegetation described as tropical tussock grassland and tropical woodland. Storage: Mosquitoes stored on solid CO2 or in -57°C Revco until tested.
Method of isolation in laboratory: Ground suspension in 10% heated rabbit serum in 0.9% NaCl solution. Inoculated 0.015 ml ic in 1-day-old mice on 2 February 1966.
Validity of isolation: Virus reisolated.
Properties of virus: Physical: No data. Chemical: No data. Resistance to chemicals: Sensitive to 50% ether; control titer 106.4 LD50/0.015 ml, after-treatment titer <103.0.