Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 21st, 2005
"The sub-genomic replicon of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus (Far-Eastern subtype) was packaged into infectious particles by providing the viral structural proteins in trans. Sequential transfection of TBE replicon RNA and a plasmid that expressed the structural proteins led to the secretion of infectious particles that contained TBE replicon RNA. The secreted particles had single-round infectivity, which was inhibited by TBE virus-neutralizing antibody," scientists in Japan...
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