Accession Number : ADA138209

Title :   World Reference Center and Arbovirus Diagnosis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 77-31 Oct 83,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Personal Author(s) : Shope,R E

PDF Url : ADA138209

Report Date : 10 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The World Reference Center for Arboviruses identified over 400 viruses and revised the taxonomy of Bunyaviridae, Orbivirus, Rhabdoviridae, Arenaviridae, and Togaviridae. Outbreaks were diagnosed such as Rift Valley fever in Egypt in 1977. Rapid and early diagnosis methods were developed including immunofluorescence and ELISA. Some of these utilized monoclonal antibody. Virus reference strains and antibody were distributed world-wide.

Descriptors :   *Arboviruses, Diagnosis(Medicine), Identification, Taxonomy, Classification, Serology, Reports, Rift valley fever, Egypt

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE