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Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005

Research

Person-to-Person Transmission of Andes Virus

Valeria P. Martinez*Comments to Author , Carla Bellomo*, Jorge San Juan†, Diego Pinna‡, Raul Forlenza§, Malco Elder¶, and Paula J. Padula*
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS "Dr. C.G. Malbrán," Buenos Aires, Argentina; †Hospital de Infecciosas "F.J. Muñiz," Buenos Aires, Argentina; ‡Hospital Privado de La Comunidad, Mar del Plata, Argentina; §Dirección de Epidemiología del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; ¶Dirección de Epidemiología de la Provincia Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina

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Table 2

Andes virus (ANDV) lineage identification by comparison of nucleotide sequence identity percentages between hantavirus pulmonary syndrome clustered cases and previously reported ANDV lineages*

ANDV Cent Plata ANDV Cent Lech ANDV Cent BsAs ANDV Sout ANDV Nort Orán ANDV Nort Berm C1-f/s C2-d1/m C3-1/2/3 C4-a/b /c NL-1 NL-2 NL-3 NL-4 NL-5
ANDV Cent Plata 87.61 82.3 84.96 85.4 85.84 80.53 80.97 80.97 83.19 81.42 83.19 85.4 82.74 82.74
ANDV Cent Lech 82.74 82.3 84.51 88.05 83.19 82.74 82.74 80.53 84.07 80.53 82.74 80.9 81.42
ANDV Cent BsAs 80.97 84.07 81.86 94.69 95.58 95.58 83.3 95.13 83.3 81.42 81.42 81.86
ANDV Sout 84.86 80.97 81.42 80.97 80.97 96.02 81.86 96.02 98.67 94.69 95.58
ANDV Nort 85.84 84.07 82.74 82.74 82.3 84.07 82.3 85.4 85.4 81.86
ANDV Berm 82.3 81.42 81.42 80.09 82.74 80.09 82.3 82.3 79.65
C1-f/s 97.35 97.35 82.74 97.79 82.74 82.3 81.86 82.3
C2-d1/m 100 82.3 98.67 82.3 81.86 81.42 81.86
C3-1/2/3 82.3 98.67 82.3 81.86 81.42 81.86
C4-a/b/c 83.19 100 95.58 93.36 99.56
NL-1 83.19 82.74 82.3 82.74
NL-2 95.58 93.36 99.56
NL-3 95.13 95.13
NL-4 92.92
NL-5

*Comparisons were made on 226 nucleotides from the G2-coding region.

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