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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

Research

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 2

Sequences of West Nile virus (WNV) strains and other members of the Japanese encephalitis virus group used for phylogenetic analyses

Virus name Code Accession no.* Isolation
WNV lineage, 
clade
Year Host Geographic origin
WNV HNY1999 NY99a AF202541 1999 Human New York 1a
WNV NY99flamingo38299 NY99b AF196835 1999 Flamingo New York 1a
WNV IS98STD Is98 AF481864 1998 Stork Israel 1a
WNV Italy1998Equine It98 AF404757 1998 Horse Italy 1a
WNV RO9750 Ro96 AF260969 1996 Culex pipiens Romania 1a
WNV VLG4 Rus99a AF317203 1999 Human Volgograd 1a
WNV LEIV-Vlg99-27889 Rus99b AY277252 1999 Human Volgograd 1a
WNV PaH001 Tu97 AY268133 1997 Human Tunisia 1a
WNV PaAn001 Fr00 AY268132 2000 Horse France 1a
WNV Eg101 Eg51 AF260968 1951 Human Egypt 1a
WNV Chin-01 Chin01 AY490240 Unknown Unknown† China 1a
WNV Kunjin MRM61C Kunjin D00246 1960 Cx. annulirostris Australia 1b
WNV Sarafend Sarafend AY688948 Laboratory strain 2
WNV B956 (WNFCG) Ug37 M12294 1937 Human Uganda 2
WNV LEIV-Krnd88-190 Rus98 AY277251 1998 Dermacentor marginatus Caucasus 4†
Rabensburg virus (97-103) RabV AY765264 1997 Cx. pipiens Czech Republic 3†
Japanese encephalitis virus JEV NC_001437
Murray Valley 
encephalitis virus MVEV NC_000943
Usutu virus USUV AY453411
Saint Louis encephalitis virus SLEV AF013416
Alfuy virus ALFV AF013360
Cacipacore virus CPCV AF013367
Koutango virus KOUV AF013384
Yaounde virus YAOV AF013413

*Partial nucleotide sequences (NS5 protein region) are indicated in italics.
†Unknown, tentative speciation.

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