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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1990 Jan-Feb;84(1):142-3.

Sylvatic yellow fever activity in Trinidad, 1988-1989.

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Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Abstract

Of a total of 18,068 mosquitoes (361 pools) collected in south-eastern Trinidad forests from December 1988 to May 1989, 47 species belonging to 14 genera were identified. Five yellow fever virus isolates were made from Haemagogus janthinomys and one from Sabethes chloropterus. All the other pools of mosquitoes examined were negative for the virus. The mosquito isolates were made in December and January. In addition, in late February and early March, 2 infected howler monkeys (Alouatta sp.) were detected. Since March, despite continued surveillance, no yellow fever virus has been detected in mosquitoes or monkeys. There has been no reported human infection.

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