World Reference Center and Arbovirus Diagnosis.
Annual rept. 1 Dec 79-30 Nov 80,
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN DEPT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
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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.
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