“Sokuluk” virus, a new group B arbovirus isolated from Vespertilio pipistrellus Schreber, 1775, bat in the Kirghiz S.S.R.

Abstract

A virus strain was isolated fromVespertilio pipistrellus Schreber, 1775 while examining bats in Sokuluksk region of the Kirghiz S.S.R. in 1970. Hemagglutination inhibition tests indicated that the virus ranged among group B arboviruses. It differed essentially in complement fixation and neutralization tests from 30 viruses of the B group: Entebbe bat; Bukalasa bat; Dakar bat; Kadam; Modoc; Spondweni; Ilheus; Japanese, St. Louis, Murray Vallay and tick-borne encephalitis; Kyasanur Forest disease; Powassan; Langat; Tyuleniy; West Nile; Bussuquara; Cowbone Ridge, Uganda S; SAH-336; Kokobera; yellow fever; Dengue, types 1 and 2; Wesselsbron; Edge Hill; Alfuy; Stratford; Zika; Potuskum. It may be concluded that Sokuluk virus is a new group B virus. Complement-fixing antibodies were not found in sera of 150 cows and 200 sheep but they were detected in 0.6 percent of 579 human sera in the Kirghiz S.S.R.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01252762

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@article{Lvov1973SokulukVA, title={“Sokuluk” virus, a new group B arbovirus isolated from Vespertilio pipistrellus Schreber, 1775, bat in the Kirghiz S.S.R.}, author={Dmitry K Lvov and Yu. M. Tsyrkin and F. R. Karas and E. M. Timopheev and V. L. Gromashevski and O. V. Veselovskaya and N. Z. Osipova and Kseniya Fomina and Yu. I. Grebenyuk}, journal={Archiv f{\"{u}r die gesamte Virusforschung}, year={1973}, volume={41}, pages={170-174} }