Emergence of a new arbovirus disease in Brazil. III. Isolation of Rocio virus from Psorophora Ferox (Humboldt, 1819).

@article{Lopes1981EmergenceOA,
  title={Emergence of a new arbovirus disease in Brazil. III. Isolation of Rocio virus from Psorophora Ferox (Humboldt, 1819).},
  author={O de Souza Lopes and L de Abreu Sacchetta and D B Francy and W L Jakob and Charles H Calisher},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1981},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={122-5}
}
A newly described flavivirus was responsible for a large encephalitis epidemic in São Paulo State, Brazil. The etiologic agent, Rocio virus, was isolated from human patients and sentinel mice. The natural history of the virus is unknown although presumed to be arthropod-borne. Rocio virus was isolated from a single pool containing 19 Psorophora ferox of 47… CONTINUE READING