Mayaro Virus Isolated from a Trinidadian Mosquito, Mansonia venezuelensis

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Science  01 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3405, pp. 986
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3405.986


A strain of Mayaro virus has been isolated in Trinidad from the mosquito Mansonia venezuelensis. This is the first record of isolation of this agent from naturally infected mosquitoes, caught in the wild.