Accession Number:

ADA349598

Title:

World Reference Center for Arboviruses.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 9 Dec 93-8 Jun 97,

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The following objectives were completed a identified and characterized suspected arboviruses from the U.S. and abroad, b developed new techniques for virus identification, c prepared and distributed reference reagents and PCR protocols and primers, d carried out local and international virus surveys. Specific subprojects included a nucleotide sequence analysis of flavivirus and arenavirus RNA b developing viral inactivating agents to render clinical samples non-hazardous c use of the reagent bank to identify emerging viruses by conventional and molecular methods d completing an inventory of the entire collection e making an electronic catalogue of the collection f making plans for moving the collection to the CDC.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE