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Method of Isolation
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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 VII - Natural Host Range (Additional text can be added below table)
Vertebrate (species and organ) and arthropod
No. isolations/No. tested
No. with antibody/No. tsted Test used
Country and region
No isolations made from 3,762 specimens obtained from bats, marsupials, birds, primates or other species of rodents; nor from 24,140 mosquitoes or 792 groups of sentinel mice.
Serra do Navio,Brazil
Territorio, Federal do Amapa, Brazil
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