World Reference Center for Arboviruses and Retroviruses
Annual rept. 9 Feb 1988-8 Feb 1989,
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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The World Reference Center for Arboviruses and Retroviruses identified viruses from Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Viet Nam, Thailand, Angola, and USA. LaCrosse virus from an encephalitic dog was identified. A Palyam group virus, Kasba, caused arthrogryposis in cattle of Japan. ELISA was adapted to test 17D yellow fever vaccinees. H-9 and EBV-transformed lymphocyte cell lines were established to isolate HIV and other human retroviruses. Virus reference reagents for arboviruses were distributed to military laboratories and other laboratories world-wide. The low passage collection of arboviruses was augmented to over 460 strains.
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