Accession Number : AD0643987

Title :   ARBOVIRUS STUDIES IN SAO PAULO, BRASIL.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 1, 1 Nov 65-31 Oct 66,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTO ADOLFO LUTZ SAO PAULO (BRAZIL) LABORATORIO DE ARBOVIRUS

Personal Author(s) : DE Souza Lopes,Oscar

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Three viral agents were isolated from humans in a jungle source region: (1) Boraceia - apparently recently introduced in region; (2) Tacaiuma - recently introduced; and (3) a new Group B type of long time presence. An extensive program is in progress to test wild, small animals and birds for virus. Some immune reaction was observed in animals against Junin antigen. The disease is not yet recognized in man in this area. Preliminary evidence implicates the mosquito A. (K) cruzii as a transmission vector. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EPIDEMIOLOGY, BRAZIL), (*VIRUS DISEASES, BRAZIL), (*ARBOVIRUSES, EPIDEMIOLOGY), DISEASE VECTORS, ANOPHELES, SERODIAGNOSIS, HUMANS, MAMMALS, BIRDS, IMMUNITY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE