Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (ATCC® VR-1271)

Classification: Arenaviridae, Arenavirus  /  Product Format: frozen

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Classification Arenaviridae, Arenavirus
Agent Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
Strain Armstrong E-350
Common Name Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
Applications
Armstrong E-350 strain can be used for immunizing guinea pigs.
Biosafety Level 3
Isolation
Isolated from monkeys initially inoculated with material from a human patient in St. Louis (Missouri), 1933.
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions -70° or colder
Comments
LCM is highly infectious and may infect laboratory workers or invade animal colonies. See Hellman et al. (1975: Amer. J. Epidem. 101:103) for information on human infections. Armstrong E-350 strain can be used for immunizing guinea pigs.
Effect on Host
Death in suckling mice (i. c. inoculation)
Effect on Host
Death in suckling mice (i. c. inoculation)
Name of Depositor NIH/NIAID
Special Collection ATCC
Source
Isolated from monkeys initially inoculated with material from a human patient in St. Louis (Missouri), 1933.
Year of Origin 1933
References

Armstrong C, Lillie, RD. Experimental lymphocytic choriomeningitis of monkeys and mice produced by a virus encountered in studies of the 1933 St. Louis encephalitis epidemic. Public Health Rep. 49: 1019-1027, 1934.

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