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Viral Culture

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Viruses That Grow In Culture and Incubation Time

Slide 13

April 2012

This chart on the next slide shows the viruses that will grow in culture and note that it is a somewhat short list. I’d like to just call attention to 3 common viruses that take a very long time to grow in culture. These are VZV, CMV, and RSV. VZV and RSV, in particular, often fail to grow in culture at all.

Viruses That Grow In Culture & Incubation Time


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