Western equine encephalitis virus (ATCC® VR-70)

Classification: Togaviridae, Alphavirus  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Classification Togaviridae, Alphavirus
Agent Western equine encephalitis virus
Common Name Western equine encephalitis virus
Vector borne research
Biosafety Level 3
Brain of horse, California, 1930
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -60°C
The 1993 HHS Pub. No.(CDC)93-8395 recommends all persons working with WEE be vaccinated.
Effect on Host
causes death in host animal
Recommended Host
mouse, i.c. inoculation
mouse; guinea pig; hamster; newborn chicken, i.c. inoculation; chicken embryo (any route); hamster kidney cells
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 1-2 days
Effect on Host
causes death in host animal
Name of Depositor WM Hammon
Brain of horse, California, 1930
Year of Origin 1930

Meyer KF. . Science 74: 227, 1930.

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  • This item is listed on the Commerce Control List of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is distributed only within the 50 United States. Distribution requires completion of a Customer Acceptance of Responsibility (CAR) for Commerce Control List Biologicals form.
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