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Virus Collection: Chikungunya virus

Catalogue No.: 17051701v
Virus Name: Chikungunya virus
ICTV Species Name: Chikungunya virus
Also Known As: Chikungunya
Family: Togaviridae
Genus: Alphavirus
Abbreviated Name: CHIKV
Strain Designation: Guatemala/RIPL/8485
Nucleic Acid: Positive-sense RNA
Hazard Group (ACDP): 3
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Host Cell Types: Cell line(s) this virus has been successfully cultured in at NCPV: Vero, ECACC cat no. 84113001
Originally Isolated: This strain was isolated from an RT-PCR positive serum sample taken from a patient returning to the UK from Guatemala, by culture on Vero cells.
Depositor: Public Health England, UK
Quality Control: Mycoplasma status: negative
Biosafety Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country

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