Western equine encephalitis virus (ATCC® VR-70)

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

Classification Togaviridae, Alphavirus
Deposited As Western equine encephalomyelitis virus
Agent Western equine encephalitis virus
Common Name Western equine encephalitis 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.

Brain of horse, California, 1930
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -60°C
The 1993 HHS Pub. No.(CDC)93-8395 recommends all persons working with WEE be vaccinated.
Effect on Host
causes death in host animal
Recommended Host
mouse, i.c. inoculation
mouse; guinea pig; hamster; newborn chicken, i.c. inoculation; chicken embryo (any route); hamster kidney cells
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 1-2 days
Effect on Host
causes death in host animal
Name of Depositor WM Hammon
Brain of horse, California, 1930
Year of Origin 1930

Meyer KF. . Science 74: 227, 1930.