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Level 2 arenaviruses are not known to cause serious acute disease in man and are not acutely pathogenic for laboratory animals, including primates. Survey experience is sufficient to conclude that laboratory aerosol infection does not occur in the course of routine work with cell cultures and animals not subject to chronic infection. In view of reported high frequency of laboratory aerosol infection that occurred in workers manipulating high concentrations of Pichinde virus, it is strongly recommended that work with high concentrations of Level 2 arenaviruses be done at Level 3.
SECTION I - Full Virus Name and Prototype Number
Prototype Strain Number / Designation
Original Date Submitted
Cali Virus Laboratory, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
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