Chikungunya virus (ATCC® VR-64)

Classification: Togaviridae, Alphavirus  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Classification Togaviridae, Alphavirus
Agent Chikungunya virus
Vector borne research
Biosafety Level 3

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 freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -60°C
Chikugunya virus should only be handled by vaccinated personnel in BSL III facilities which provide for HEPA filtration of all exhaust air from the laboratory (HHS Publication No.(CDC)93-8395, 1993).
Effect on Host
Illness and death (ca. 7 days)
Recommended Host
suckling mouse
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 3 days
Effect on Host
Illness and death (ca. 7 days)
Name of Depositor J Casals
Source Serum of patient, Tanganyika, East Africa, 1953
Year of Origin 1953

Ross RW. . J. Hyg. 54: 177, 1956.

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