Hemorrhagic Disease in Rodents Infected with Virus Associated with Thai Hemorrhagic Fever

Science  18 Aug 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3477, pp. 475-476
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3477.475


KLA 16 virus, recovered from a child with Thailand hemorrhagic fever, produces infant mouse, rat, and hamster disease that is characterized by spontaneous bleeding at multiple sites, notably in the gastrointestinal tract, and by marked abnormalities in hemostatic mechanisms. This virus differs in this respect from Chikungunya virus to which it is immunologically similar and from other Thai hemorrhagic fever viruses.