Accession Number:

ADA092601

Title:

World Reference Center and Arbovirus Diagnosis.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Dec 79-30 Nov 80,

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN DEPT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The Yale Arbovirus Research Unit serves as the arbovirus reference center for the world. Any virus suspected of being biologically transmitted by arthropods is accepted for identification and characterization. A collection of over 400 already characterized type viruses is maintained with complementary sera and diagnostic antigens. Studied only with inactivated reagents are the viruses of Nairobi sheep disease, African horse-sickness, Rift Valley fever, Marburg, African swine fever, Lassa, and Ebola, because of their hazard to man and domestic livestock virtually all others are represented.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE