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Volume 12, Number 6—June 2006

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Hantaviruses in Serbia and Montenegro

Anna Papa*Comments to Author , Bojana Bojovič†, and Antonis Antoniadis*
Author affiliations: *World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; †Torlak Institute of Immunology and Virology, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

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Table 2

Genetic distances (%) in partial S segment fragment (364–963 nucleotides) of hantaviruses associated with Murinae rodents among Yugoslavian DOBV strains and representative DOBV strains related with different Apodemus spp. rodents*

Strain Yugoslavian DOBV strains
A. flavicollis related
A. agrarius related
A. sylvaticus related
7937/02 (PV) 5157/02 (TV) 9744/02 (MD) GR-EA NW Greece GR-PA NC Greece GR-TD NE Greece AP-Af9 NE Greece DOBV-1 Slovenia 862 East Slovakia Saarema Estonia Krasnodar Russia
PV 0.3 2.6 4.9 4.9 3.0 3.2 4.0 17.5 15.6 9.5
TV 2.2 4.5 4.5 2.8 3.0 3.6 17.0 15.0 9.0
MD 4.5 4.5 2.8 3.4 3.6 16.1 15.3 9.4

*DOBV, Dobrava/Belgrade virus; –, 0.0.

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