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, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 170–174 | Cite as

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

  • D. K. Lvov
  • Yu. M. Tsyrkin
  • F. R. Karas
  • E. M. Timopheev
  • V. L. Gromashevski
  • O. V. Veselovskaya
  • N. Z. Osipova
  • K. B. Fomina
  • Yu. I. Grebenyuk
Article

Summary

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. K. Lvov
    • 1
  • Yu. M. Tsyrkin
    • 1
  • F. R. Karas
    • 2
  • E. M. Timopheev
    • 1
  • V. L. Gromashevski
    • 1
  • O. V. Veselovskaya
    • 1
  • N. Z. Osipova
    • 2
  • K. B. Fomina
    • 1
  • Yu. I. Grebenyuk
    • 2
  1. 1.The D. I. Ivanovsky Institute of VirologyThe U.S.S.R. Academy of Medical SciencesMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.Kirghiz Institute of Epidemiology, Microbiology and Hygienethe Kirghiz S.S.R. Ministry of HealthFrunzeUSSR

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