Influenza A virus (H3N2) (ATCC® VR-544)

Classification: Orthomyxoviridae, Influenzavirus A  /  Product Format: frozen 1 mL per vial

Classification Orthomyxoviridae, Influenzavirus A
Deposited As Influenza A2
Agent Influenza A virus (H3N2)
Strain A/Hong Kong/8/68
Applications
Testing disinfectants
Testing virucides
This strain is recommended by ATCC for use in the tests described in Federal Specifications A-A-1438, A-A-1439, A-A-1440, A-A-1441, and A-A-1443 where only the taxon is specified.
Cross-reacts in HAI test with A2 strains at low dilutions.
Influenza Research
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments
Type H3N2.
This strain is recommended by ATCC® for use in the tests described in Federal Specifications A-A-1438, A-A-1439, A-A-1440, A-A-1441, and A-A-1443 where only the taxon is specified. Cross-reacts in HAI tests with A2 strains at low dilutions.
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken RBC
Recommended Host
SPF chicken embryonated eggs, 10-11 days
Growth Conditions Temperature: 37°C
Recommendations for Infection: Dilute virus in D-PBS prior to inoculation.
Incubation: 2-3 days with humidity and non-CO2 incubator
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken RBC
Name of Depositor MT Coleman
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Source Patient, Hong Kong, 1968
References

ASTM International Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Antimicrobial Agents Against Viruses in Suspension. West Conshohocken, PA (Reapproved 2002).

ASTM International Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Virucidal Agents Intended for Inanimate Environmental Surfaces. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 1053-97 (Reapproved 2002).

. . Morbid. & Mortality Weekly Report (NCDC) 17(33): 305, 1968.

. . WHO Weekly Epid. Record 43: 401, 1968.