Accession Number : ADA325337

Title :   World Reference Center for Arborviruses.

Descriptive Note : Midterm rept. 9 Dec 93-8 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT

Personal Author(s) : Rico-Hesse, Rebeca

PDF Url : ADA325337

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This paper supported research of the World Reference Center for Arboviruses which: identifies and characterizes arboviruses, develops new techniques for rapid diagnosis and for characterization of arboviruses and arenaviruses and prepares and distributes reference immune reagents and specific PCR protocols and primers. Emphasis was placed on specific subprojects, which include: (a) nucleotide sequence analysis of flavivirus and arenavirus RNA for molecular epidemiological study of strains, (b) development of viral inactivating agents, for treatment of clinical samples, to render them non-hazardous, (c) use of the extensive reagent bank, to identify emerging viruses by antigenic and genetic methods, and (d) updating maintenance and cataloging methods for the virus collection.

Descriptors :   *ARBOVIRUSES, MOLECULES, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), VIRUSES, IMMUNITY, RIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, GENETICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, NUCLEOTIDES, ARENAVIRUSES.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE