West Nile virus (ATCC® VR-1510)

Classification: Flaviviridae, Flavivirus  /  Product Format: frozen

Classification Flaviviridae, Flavivirus
Agent West Nile virus
Strain B 956
Common Name West Nile virus
Applications
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.

Isolation
blood - human
Uganda
Isolation date: 1937
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions -70°C
Effect on Host
Yes, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects (cell rounding and cell death)
CPE characterized by rounding of cells and cell death.
Recommended Host

Host of Choice: Vero (ATCC CCL-81)

Host Range: Vero (ATCC CCL-81), M (i.c.)

Growth Conditions
Duration: 2-3 days at 37C
Cryopreservation
Storage temperature: -70C
Effect on Host
Yes, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects (cell rounding and cell death)
CPE characterized by rounding of cells and cell death.
Name of Depositor M Theiler
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Source
blood - human
Uganda
Isolation date: 1937
Year of Origin 1937
References

Smithburn KC. . Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 20: 471, 1940.

ATCC VR-1510 is a tissue culture-adapted strain derived from ATCC VR-82, which was isolated from human blood.