Accession Number : ADA140238

Title :   World Reference Center for Arboviruses.

Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept. no. 1, 1 Jan-31 Dec 80,


Personal Author(s) : Shope,R E

PDF Url : ADA140238

Report Date : Feb 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : Viruses Identification. Soldado Rock virus was identified from ticks of the Seychelles; Pongola, a new Yogue group virus from bats and human febrile cases, and an apparently new bunyavirus were identified fron Uganda; a strain of West Nile virus from an apparently rabid dog in South Africa was identified; from Australia, a new tick-borne flavivirus was characterized (isolated from ticks of birds; Ross River virsu was confirmed from serum of a case of epidemic polyarthritis and rash in Fiji; four strains of Sindbis were identified from Lake Nasser, Egypt, and six strains of dengue, type 4 as well as other as yet unidentified viruses from New Galedonia were studied. An isolate of Colorado tick fever was identified from human serum of the Netherlands in a traveller. The Sakhalin serogroup was shown to belong in the Nairo-virus genus. The IFA test reactions and cross-reactions of Rift Valley fever and other Phlebotomus fever group viruses indicated that the IFA test is relatively specific. Surveys of Ghana, Liberia, Cameroon and the Sudan showed widespread activity of arboviruses and indication of activity of Lassa virus and Ebola virus in several areas of Africa.

Descriptors :   *Arboviruses, Serology, Identification, Surveys, Taxonomy, Biochemistry, Virulence, Test methods

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE