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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005


Novel Flavivirus or New Lineage of West Nile Virus, Central Europe

Tamás Bakonyi*†, Zdenek Hubálek‡, Ivo Rudolf‡, and Norbert Nowotny*§Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria; †Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary; ‡Institute of Vertebrate Biology ASCR, Brno, Czech Republic; §United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Table 1

Survival time (days) of suckling mice injected intracranially with Rabensburg virus isolates 97-103 and 99-222

Suckling mouse brain (SMB) passage no. Strain 97-103
Strain 99-222
Average survival time Range Average survival time Range
SMB0* 12.1 12–13 12.2 9–15
SMB1 8.5 7–10 11.8 11–13
SMB2 8.5 7–11 10.0 9–11
SMB3 8.1 7–9 8.7 7–10

*Represents the original mosquito suspension during virus isolation attempts.

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