Viral Characteristics of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)
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  • Member of the family Rhabdoviridae, Genus Vesiculovirus.
  • Medium sized (70nm in diameter and 170 nm in length) 
  •  Bullet-shaped virus
            
 
  • RNA virus:
    • Single Stranded
    • Negative-sense
    • Enveloped
    • Linear
           
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  • Serotypes exist:
  • Two VSV serotypes domestic to the United   States
    • New Jersey and Indiana 1
      • No cross immunity between these two viral types
  • 3 exotic VSV serotypes in South America
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