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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005

Dispatch

Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Meningitis Patients, Japan

Masaru Kuwayama*Comments to Author , Mikako Ito†, Shinichi Takao*, Yukie Shimazu*, Shinji Fukuda*, Kazuo Miyazaki*, Ichiro Kurane†, and Tomohiko Takasaki†
Author affiliations: *Hiroshima Prefectural Institute of Health and Environment, Hiroshima, Japan; †National Institute of infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

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Table 1

Comparisons of the nucleotide sequences of Japanese encephalitis virus E gene detected in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with reference Japanese encephalitis virus strains

Patient number and length of sequence Identity of nucleotide (%)
Ishikawa* Genotype I
(Ref. 5) Shizuoka33* Genotype I
(Ref. 6) JaGAr#01* Genotype III(8)
(Ref. 7) Nakayama* Genotype III(8)
(Ref. 8) JKT7003* Genotype IV(9)
(Ref. 9)
1 (326 bp) 87.5 88.7 95.4 96.3 80.4
2 (247 bp) 86.2 87.4 96.0 96.4 81.3
3 (21 bp) 98.3 97.5 89.3 89.3 90.1
4 (187 bp) 99.5 98.9 89.8 89.8 87.7

*GenBank accession numbers of these strains are AB051292, AB112703, U44964, U44966, and U70408.

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