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The depositor reports that ATCC® VR-84™ can agglutinate goose and chicken RBC, and that this strain is non-pathogenic for hamster, guinea pig, or rabbit.
Accidental infection has occurred in laboratory personnel
The depositor reports that ATCC® VR-84™ can agglutinate goose and chicken RBC, and that this strain is non-pathogenic for hamster, guinea pig, or rabbit. Further, the depositor reports that this strain can be inactivated by ether and sodium deoxycholate.Originally deposited as Zika virus (Arbovirus; Group B), Strain: MR766.
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