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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Dispatch

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Bulgaria

Anna Papa*Comments to Author , Iva Christova†, Evangelia Papadimitriou*, and Antonis Antoniadis*
Author affiliations: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever; *WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; †National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Figure 2

Phylogenetic tree based on 255-nt fragment from the S RNA segment, showing the clustering of the sequences obtained from this study and respective representative Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strains from GenBank database. Sequences of two other nairoviruses, Dugbe and Hazara, were included; Hazara virus was used as outgroup. The numbers indicate percentage bootstrap replicates (of 100); values below 70% are not shown. Horizontal distances are proportional to the nucleotide differences.

Figure 2. Phylogenetic tree based on 255-nt fragment from the S RNA segment, showing the clustering of the sequences obtained from this study and respective representative Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strains from GenBank database. Sequences of two other nairoviruses, Dugbe and Hazara, were included; Hazara virus was used as outgroup. The numbers indicate percentage bootstrap replicates (of 100); values below 70% are not shown. Horizontal distances are proportional to the nucleotide differences. The scale bar indicates 10% nucleotide sequence divergence. Vertical distances are for clarity only. Sequences used in the analysis are indicated at the tree as: GenBank accession no., strain, host, country. CAR, Central African Republic.

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