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Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

Research

Pet Rodents and Fatal Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis in Transplant Patients

Brian R. Amman*1Comments to Author , Boris I. Pavlin*12, Cesar G. Albariño*, James A. Comer*, Bobbie R. Erickson*, Jennifer B. Oliver*, Tara K. Sealy*, Martin J. Vincent*, Stuart T. Nichol*, Christopher D. Paddock*, Abbigail J. Tumpey*, Kent D. Wagoner*3, R. David Glauer†, Kathleen A. Smith‡, Kim A. Winpisinger‡, Melody S. Parsely§, Phil Wyrick¶, Christopher H. Hannafin#, Utpala Bandy**, Sherif R. Zaki*, Pierre E. Rollin*, and Thomas G. Ksiazek*

Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Ohio Department of Agriculture, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA; ‡Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA; §Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA; ¶Arkansas Department of Agriculture, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA; #Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Providence, Rhode Island, USA; **Rhode Island Department of Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island, USA;

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Table 3

Comparison of nucleotide identity differences among LCMV strains and isolates*

State/sample 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Rhode Island
Lung recipient 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 13.4 15.8 18.1 22.9
Liver recipient 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 13.4 15.8 18.1 22.9
Kidney recipient A 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 13.4 15.8 18.1 22.9
Kidney recipient B 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 13.4 15.8 18.1 22.9
Donor's hamster 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 13.4 15.8 18.1 22.9
Pet store hamster 1 6 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.9 15.3 18.5 23.4
Pet store hamster 2 7 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.9 15.3 18.5 23.4
Pet store guinea pig 8
0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 12.9 15.3 18.5 23.4
Ohio
Distributor hamster 9 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 12.9 15.3 18.5 23.4
New York
WE 10 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.1 12.1 12.3 12.3 16.2 18.5 24.1
Wisconsin
Kidney recipients 11 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.2 14.4 14.6 19.5 22.5
Missouri
Armstrong 12 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.1 13.7 13.7 13.9 14.1 15.2 13.7 21.7
California













Congenital infection 13 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.4 14.4 14.6 14.7 13.3 14.6 14.4

*LCMV, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. The percentage of differences for each pair of sequences was calculated with PAUP as uncorrected distances. Values on the upper diagonal represent differences in the L fragment (232 nt) and values on the lower diagonal represent differences on the S fragment (611 nt)

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2Current affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

3Current affiliation: Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, USA

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