Chikungunya virus infection of cell monolayers by cell-to-cell and extracellular transmission

Appl Microbiol. 1970 Feb;19(2):389-91. doi: 10.1128/am.19.2.389-391.1970.


Both cell-to-cell and extracellular transmission of chikungunya virus infection was demonstrated in BHK21/C13 cell monolayers. The mode of virus infection may depend on the cell line. Virus transmission in L-929 and guinea pig lung cell lines was extracellular.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Cell Line
  • Chikungunya virus*
  • Cricetinae
  • Culture Techniques*
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Kidney
  • Lung
  • Mice