World Reference Center for Arboviruses
Final rept. 9 Feb 1990-8 Dec 1993
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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The World Reference Center for Arboviruses Characterized Sabia and Guanarito viruses, two new arenaviruses causing hemorrhagic fever in Brazil and Venezuela, respectively. A new genotype of Japanese encephalitis virus was discovered from Indonesia. Classifications of Venezuelan encephalitis and arenaviruses were revised. Outbreaks of arenavirus hemorrhagic fever in Venezuela and Brazil were investigated. Military watchdogs had antibody to Japanese encephalitis virus. Rapid PCR-based diagnostic techniques for encephalitides were developed. Neutralization tests of sera of army volunteers supported the licensing of the Japanese encephalitis inactivated vaccine. Recombinant vaccinia viruses expressing the prME genes were developed as candidate vaccines. Reagents were distributed to laboratories in 24 countries.
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