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
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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