In vitro host-cell susceptibility to usutu virus

Tamás Bakonyi, Helga Lussy, Herbert Weissenböck, Ákos Hornyák, Norbert Nowotny*

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We investigated the susceptibility to Usutu virus (Flavivirus) of 13 permanent cell lines, 3 primary cell cultures, and chicken embryos. Vero, PK-15, and goose embryo fibroblast cells developed cytopathic effects; however, viral multiplication was detected in all mammalian cell types by immunohistochemical tests. Chicken embryo fibroblast cells and chicken embryos were resistant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Bakonyi, T., Lussy, H., Weissenböck, H., Hornyák, Á., & Nowotny, N. (2005). In vitro host-cell susceptibility to usutu virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(2), 298-301.