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For profit corporations will pay $516.00 and if you are working in the Non-profit sector, there’s a bit of a discount, you’ll only pay $430.00. Not looking for Zika? No worries, they have lots and lots of other viruses and biological agents for sale.
An ancient virus has "come back to life" after lying dormant for at least 30,000 years, scientists say. It was found frozen in a deep layer of the Siberian permafrost, but after it thawed it became infectious once again.
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus, transmitted by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti. Its name comes from the Zika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1947.
The virus was first isolated in April 1947 from a rhesus macaque monkey that had been placed in a cage in the Zika Forest of Uganda
A second isolation from the mosquito A. africanus followed at the same site in January 1948. When the monkey developed a fever, researchers isolated from its serum a transmissible agent that was first described as Zika virus in 1952. In 1968, it was isolated for the first time from humans in Nigeria
After initially trying to buy the virus, we were prompted to create a user account on the website. After that, we were led through a dozen pages of forms, where we were asked information about our organization, tax ID # and the biosafety level of our lab. While this seems to be tight security, we were able to input false information and fudge the requirements to complete the application process. We are still waiting for our application to be approved, but we did not have to upload any type of proof that we are a legitimate facility.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: texasgirl
They genetically modified mosquitos, and released something like 10 million males into the wild. These genetically modified mosquitos have a gene that causes their offspring to die before reaching adulthood.
The company responsible for the genetic modifications was called Oxitec
originally posted by: DexterRiley
A couple of questions come to mind here:
1. Since this virus is freeze-dried, is it still viable as a virus?
2. This virus was also obtained from a Rhesus Monkey in 1947, is this the same Zika virus that is infecting humans now?