Sandfly fever Naples virus (ATCC® VR-243)

Classification: Bunyaviridae,Phlebovirus  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Classification Bunyaviridae,Phlebovirus
Agent Sandfly fever Naples virus
Strain Naples
Common Name Sandfly fever Naples virus
Applications
Produces immunity without overt disease in man.
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
Blood of American soldier with clinically diagnosed case of sandfly fever, Italy, 1944
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments
Extracts of brain tissue agglutinate RBC from 1- to 2-day-old chicks. Antigenically distinct from Sicilian type. Produces immunity without overt disease in man.
Effect on Host
Yes, in vivo effects: causes death in host animal
Death
Recommended Host
mouse, newborn and weanling, i.c. inoculation

Recommended Host: sM

Growth Conditions
Duration: 6-8 days
Effect on Host
Yes, in vivo effects: causes death in host animal
Death
Name of Depositor PK Russell
Special Collection ATCC
Source
Blood of American soldier with clinically diagnosed case of sandfly fever, Italy, 1944
Year of Origin 1944
References

Sabin AB. Experimental studies on Phlebotomus (pappataci, sandfly) fever during World War II. Arch. Gesamte Virusforsch. 4: 367-410, 1951. PubMed: 13249477

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