Animal Models of Viral Infections

The following animal models of viral infections have either been established or are under development at the BRL.  These models are available for therapeutic and vaccine testing.  For more information, please contact Dr. Kylene Kehn-Hall.

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Virus Infection Models
Family Genus Species Strain Route of Infection Animal Model
Models currently available
Togaviridae Alphavirus Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus TC-83 Intranasal C3H/HeN Mice (BSL-2)
Togaviridae Alphavirus Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus TrD Intranasal and aerosol BALB/c Mice (BSL-3)
Bunyaviridae Phlebovirus Rift Valley fever virus MP12 Intraperitoneal IFNAR-/- Mice (BSL-2)
Bunyaviridae Phlebovirus Rift Valley fever virus MP12-Luc Intraperitoneal IFNAR-/- Mice (BSL-2)
Bunyaviridae Phlebovirus Rift Valley fever virus ZH501 Subcuteneous BALB/c Mice (BSL-3)
Models under development
Togaviridae Alphavirus Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus GA97 Intranasal and aerosol CD-1 Mice (BSL-3)
Togaviridae Alphavirus Western Equine Encephalitis Virus California 1930 Intranasal and aerosol CD-1 Mice (BSL-3)
Togaviridae Alphavirus Western Equine Encephalitis Virus McM.FLUC Intranasal and aerosol CD-1 Mice (BSL-3)