Study of the virulence of serotypes 4 and 9 of African horse sickness virus in IFNAR(-/-), Balb/C and 129 Sv/Ev mice.

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African horse sickness virus (AHSV) is a double-stranded RNA virus which belongs to the family Reoviridae, genus Orbivirus. Recent studies have focused on the interferon-α/β receptor knock-out mice (IFNAR(-/-)) as a small animal laboratory for the development of AHSV vaccines. The aim of this work was to study in vivo the virulence of two strains of AHSV and to compare the outcome of the infection of three mouse strains. To address this, AHSV serotypes 4 (AHSV-4) and 9 (AHSV-9) were inoculated subcutaneously (SC) and intranasally (IN) in two immunocompetent mouse strains (Balb/C and 129 Sv/…

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