Fatal Human Infection with Rabies-related Duvenhage Virus, South Africa
Janusz T. Paweska*, Lucille H. Blumberg*, Charl Liebenberg†, Richard H. Hewlett‡, Antoinette A. Grobbelaar*, Patricia A. Leman*, Janice E. Croft*, Louis H. Nel§, Louise Nutt‡, and Robert Swanepoel*
Author affiliations: *National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Sandringham, South Africa; †Durbanville Mediclinic, Cape Town, South Africa; ‡University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa; §University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Figure. Neighbor-joining tree relating a 372-bp nucleotide sequence of the nucleoprotein gene of the recent Duvenhage virus (DUVV) isolate (boldface) to representative sequences of the known lyssavirus genotypes, including South African dog and mongoose isolates and the reference challenge virus strain (CVS) of rabies virus (RABV) (GenBank accession nos. are indicated in parentheses). Bootstrap values were determined by 1,000 replicates. ABLV, Australian bat lyssavirus; EBLV, European bat lyssavirus; MOKV, Mokola virus; LBV, Lagos bat virus.
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