Ilesha virus (ATCC® VR-395)

Classification: Bunyaviridae, Orthobunyavirus, Bunyamwera virus  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Classification Bunyaviridae, Orthobunyavirus, Bunyamwera virus
Agent Ilesha virus
Strain Original (KO/2)
Applications HA produced
Biosafety Level 2

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Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -60°C
HA produced (Opt. pH 6.0-6.2, 37°C). Nost closely related to Bunyamwera and Cache Valley by CF, to Cache Valley by HAI.
Effect on Host
Causes death in host animal
Recommended Host
Suckling mouse; mouse, 3 to 4 weeks old, i.c. inoculation; chicken embryo in tissue culture
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 2 days
Effect on Host
Causes death in host animal
Name of Depositor Yale Arbovirus Research Unit
Special Collection ATCC
Source Serum from febrile 9-year-old female, West Nigeria, 1957

Okuno T. Immunological studies relating two recently isolated viruses, Germiston virus from South Africa and Ilesha virus from West Africa, to the Bunyamwera group. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 10: 223-226, 1961. PubMed: 13730655

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