Western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV)

307.212,550.07

Validated qPCR / RT-PCR kit for Western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV)

Detection channel: FAM (518nm)

Available in different versions:

-Direct One-Step PCR (extraction-less direct detection)

-One-Step PCR (extraction kit needed)

-Standard PCR (extraction kit and RT step needed)

-Oligo (without PCR mix)

In 100/200/500 reactions, with optional copy number positive control

(Not for use in diagnostic procedures)

Clear

Description

The Western equine encephalomyelitis virus is the causative agent of relatively uncommon viral disease Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE). The WEE virus is an arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus) transmitted by mosquitoes of the genera Culex and Culiseta.

Geographic occurrence for this virus is worldwide, and tends to be more prevalent in places in and around swampy areas where human populations tend to be limited.

WEE is commonly a subclinical infection; symptomatic infections are uncommon. However, the disease can cause serious sequelae in infants and children. Unlike Eastern equine encephalitis, the overall mortality of WEE is low (approximately 4%) and is associated mostly with infection in the elderly. Approximately 15–20% of horses that acquire the virus will die or be put down.

Additional information

Type and quantity

Direct One-Step PCR (100 reactions), Direct One-Step PCR (200 reactions), Direct One-Step PCR (500 reactions), One-Step PCR (100 reactions), One-Step PCR (200 reactions), One-Step PCR (500 reactions), Standard PCR (100 reactions), Standard PCR (200 reactions), Standard PCR (500 reactions), Oligo (100 reactions)

Copy number positive control

No, Yes