Banzi virus (ATCC® VR-414)

Classification: Flaviviridae, Flavivirus  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

Classification Flaviviridae, Flavivirus
Agent Banzi virus
Strain H 336
Applications
HA produced
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
Serum of febrile 9-year-old boy, Johannesburg, Africa, 1956
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -60°C
Comments
HA produced (Opt. pH 6.5). Closely related to, but distinct from, Uganda S virus. Mosquito-borne.
Effect on Host
Causes death in host animal
Recommended Host
mouse, i.c. or i.p. inoculation
suckling mouse, i.c. or i.p. inoculation; mouse, 3 to 4 week old, i.c. or i.p. inoculation; guinea pig, i.c. inoculation; hamster kidney cells; HeLa cells (ATCC CCL-2)
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 3-7 days in sM
Effect on Host
Causes death in host animal
Name of Depositor Yale Arbovirus Research Unit
Source
Serum of febrile 9-year-old boy, Johannesburg, Africa, 1956
Year of Origin 1956
References

Smithburn KC, et al. An agent related to Uganda S virus from man and mosquitoes in South Africa. S. Afr. Med. J. 33: 959-962, 1959.