Silverwater virus (ATCC® VR-278)

Classification: Bunyaviridae  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

Classification Bunyaviridae
Agent Silverwater virus
Strain 131
Common Name Silverwater virus
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
Haemaphysalis leporis-palustris ticks removed from two snowshoe hares, Ontario, Canada, 1960
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -60°C
Comments
Infected brain tissue will have a titer of about 10(5). Stable at -60C.
Effect on Host
Yes, in vivo effects: causes death in host animal
Death
Recommended Host
newborn mouse, i.c. inoculation

Host of Choice:  sM (1-4 days, i.c.)

Host Range:  nbM (i.c.)

Growth Conditions
Duration: 5-6 days
Effect on Host
Yes, in vivo effects: causes death in host animal
Death
Name of Depositor DM McLean
Special Collection ATCC
Source
Haemaphysalis leporis-palustris ticks removed from two snowshoe hares, Ontario, Canada, 1960
Year of Origin 1960
References

Walker SJ, et al. Powassan virus: investigations of possible natural cycles of infection. J. Infect. Dis. 109: 19-23, 1961. PubMed: 13774094

McLean DM, Larke RP. Powassan and Silverwater viruses: ecology of two Ontario arboviruses. Can. Med. Assoc. J. 88: 182, 1963.