Influenza B virus (ATCC® VR-296)

Classification: Orthomyxoviridae, Influenzavirus B  /  Product Format: frozen 1 mL per vial

Classification Orthomyxoviridae, Influenzavirus B
Agent Influenza B virus
Strain B/Maryland/1/59
Influenza Research
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken red blood cells
Recommended Host
SPF chicken embryonated eggs, 10-11 days
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 35°C
Recommendations for Infection: Dilute virus in D-PBS prior to inoculation.
Incubation: 2-3 days
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken red blood cells
Name of Depositor MT Coleman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source Patient in Maryland, 1959

Robinson RQ, et al. Antigenic relationship of 1961-1962 type B influenza viruses to earlier type B strains. Exp. Biol. Med. (Maywood) 112: 658-661, 1963.