Influenza B virus (ATCC® VR-296)

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

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Classification Orthomyxoviridae, Influenzavirus B
Agent Influenza B virus
Strain B/Maryland/1/59
Influenza Research
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety  classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken red blood cells
Recommended Host
SPF chicken embryonated eggs, 10-11 days
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 35°C
Recommendations for Infection: Dilute virus in D-PBS prior to inoculation.
Incubation: 2-3 days
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken red blood cells
Name of Depositor MT Coleman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source Patient in Maryland, 1959

Robinson RQ, et al. Antigenic relationship of 1961-1962 type B influenza viruses to earlier type B strains. Exp. Biol. Med. (Maywood) 112: 658-661, 1963.

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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