Western equine encephalitis virus (ATCC® VR-70)

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

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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.

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  • USDA APHIS VS 16-6 or 16-6A permit must be obtained and a copy of the permit must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment. The Application Form VS 16-3 (Import controlled material import or transport organisms or vectors) must be submitted to USDA APHIS Veterinary Services to obtain the VS 16-6 or 16-6A permit.
  • This item is listed on the Commerce Control List of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is distributed only within the 50 United States. Distribution requires completion of a Customer Acceptance of Responsibility (CAR) for Commerce Control List (CCL) Biologicals form.
  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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