Influenza A virus (H3N2) (ATCC® VR-810)

Classification: Orthomyxoviridae, Influenzavirus A  /  Product Format: frozen 1 mL per vial

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Classification Orthomyxoviridae, Influenzavirus A
Deposited As Influenza A virus
Agent Influenza A virus (H3N2)
Strain A/Port Chalmers/1/73
Influenza Research
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Item is pooled allantonic fluid from infected eggs.
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken RBC
Recommended Host
SPF chicken embryonated eggs, 10-11 days
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 34°C
Growth Conditions: Dilute virus in D-PBS prior to inoculation.
Incubation: 2-3 days in a humidified atmosphere.
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken RBC
Name of Depositor AP Kendal, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source Isolated during influenza outbreak, Port Chalmers, New Zealand, 1973

Schild GC, et al. Antigenic variation in current influenza A viruses: evidence for a high frequency of antigenic 'drift' for the Hong Kong virus. Bull. World Health Organ. 51: 1-11, 1974. PubMed: 4218138

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