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Volume 12, Number 10—October 2006

Dispatch

Siberian Subtype Tickborne Encephalitis Virus, Finland

Anu Jääskeläinen*Comments to Author , Tapani Tikkakoski†, Nathalie Uzcátegui*, Andrey Alekseev‡, Antti Vaheri*§, and Olli Vapalahti*§¶
Author affiliations: *Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; †Keski-Pohjanmaa Central Hospital, Kokkola, Finland; ‡Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia; §HUSLAB Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Helsinki, Finland; ¶Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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Table 2

TBE virus strains compared by sequence analysis*

Strain Geographic origin GenBank accession no.
Kokkola 4 Location 1, Kokkola DQ451297†
Kokkola 8 Location 1, Kokkola DQ451298,† DQ451286‡
Kokkola 9 Location 1, Kokkola DQ451299,† DQ451287‡
Kokkola 25 Location 2, Kokkola DQ451300,† ,DQ451288‡
Kokkola 26 Location 2, Kokkola DQ451301,† DQ451289‡
Kokkola 39 Location 3, Kokkola DQ451302,† DQ451290‡
Kokkola 79 Location 4, Kokkola DQ451303†DQ451291‡
Kokkola 81 Location 4, Kokkola DQ451304,†DQ451292‡
Kokkola 84 Location 4, Kokkola DQ451305,†DQ451293‡
Kokkola 85 Location 4, Kokkola DQ451306†
Kokkola 86 Location 4, Kokkola DQ451307,†DQ451294‡
Kokkola 102 Location 4, Kokkola DQ451308,†DQ451295‡
Kokkola 118 Location 4, Kokkola DQ451309,†DQ451296‡
Iso40 Isosaari, Finland AJ298323
Kumlinge A 52 Åland, Finland X60286
Est54 Estonia DQ393773
Est3535 Estonia DQ393774
Est2546 Estonia DQ393779
Est3476 Estonia DQ393776
Latvia 1–96 Latvia AJ415565
RK1424 Latvia AF091016
Neudoerfl Austria U27495
Hypr Czech Republic U39292
263 Czech Republic U27491
Zausaev Siberia, Russia AF527415
Vasilchenko Novosibirsk, Russia L40361
Aina Irkutsk, Russia AF091006
EK-328 Estonia DQ486861
TBEV228 Novosibirsk region, Russia DQ385498
TBEV1467 Novosibirsk region, Russia AY753582
Sofjin-HO Primorskii Kray, Russia AB062064
Oshima 5–10 Hokkaido, Japan AB062063
LIV United Kingdom NC 001809
OHFV, strain Bogoluvovska Russia AY193805
Langat Malaysia AF253419
Powassan, LB strain United States NC 003687

*TBE, tickborne encephalitis; LIV, Louping ill virus; OHFV, Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus.
†Accession no. for the partial NS5 gene sequence.
‡Accession no. for the partial E gene sequence.

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