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, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 379–388 | Cite as

Parana, a new tacaribe complex virus from Paraguay

  • P. A. Webb
  • K. M. Johnson
  • J. B. Hibbs
  • M. L. Kuns


Parana virus, an agent isolated fromOryzomys buccinatus rodents trapped in the Misiones Department of Paraguay, was found to be related to the Tacaribe complex of viruses by complement-fixation tests, but was distinct by neutralization and direct immunofluorescent tests. It shares the basic properties of chloroform sensitivity, a ribonucleic acid core, and similar morphologic appearance with other viruses in the complex. No evidence for human infection was found in a limited survey. Neutralizing antibody was not demonstrable in 111 rodent sera, three of which were the animals from which the virus was isolated.


Infectious Disease Chloroform Basic Property Human Infection Ribonucleic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Webb
    • 2
  • K. M. Johnson
    • 2
  • J. B. Hibbs
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. L. Kuns
    • 2
  1. 1.CAPT MC USAR, 8th Special ForcesPanamá
  2. 2.National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Middle America Research UnitU.S. Public Health Service

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