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
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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