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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

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Pathogenic Hantaviruses, Northeastern Argentina and Eastern Paraguay

Paula Padula*Comments to Author , Valeria P. Martinez*, Carla Bellomo*, Silvina Maidana*, Jorge San Juan†, Paulina Tagliaferri‡, Severino Bargardi§, Cynthia Vazquez, Norma Colucci, Julio Estévez#, and María Almiron**
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr. Carlos. G. Malbrán,” Buenos Aires, Argentina; †Hospital de Enfermedades Infecciosas “Francisco J. Muñiz,” Buenos Aires, Argentina; ‡Hospital de Pediatría de Posadas, Misiones, Argentina; §Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Posadas, Argentina ¶Laboratorio Central de Salud Pública, Asunción, Paraguay; #Ministerio de Salud Pública Provincial, Misiones, Argentina; **Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud, Asunción, Paraguay;

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Table 2

Comparison of the nucleotide (first) and amino acid (second) sequences of the 904-nucleotide region of the N gene ORF among human and rodent hantavirus strains from South America with viruses from Misiones, Argentina, and eastern Paraguay*

Case 
1 Cases 
2 ,3 Case Itapua Akodon cursor Limoy O.
nigripes LEC Hu
39694 AND Central Plata ORN BMJ AND ARA† CAS† JUQ LN HTN 007 RIME ANAJ RIOM MAP Choclo SN
Case 1 82.2 91.2 74.1 82.1 96.5 87.8 93.2 87.5 92.3 83.8 82.3 86.2 82.5 77.6 80.6 76.2 80.1 80.1 77.0 77.7 76.4
Cases 2, 3 94.7 84.2 75.8 98.5 81.9 82.4 82.1 83.2 83.1 82.3 84.0 84.0 95.1 80.1 78.9 76.8 80.0 79.2 80.4 78.3 76.7
Case Itapua 99.3 94.0 74.0 84.0 90.8 87.7 91.4 88.2 93.5 83.5 83.5 86.3 84.9 78.7 80.1 77.0 81.0 79.5 79.2 77.7 75.9
Akodon cursor Limoy 86.1 85.4 85.7 75.7 74.8 75.5 74.5 75.4 74.7 75.7 77.2 77.8 75.9 74.7 77.4 76.8 76.9 76.9 76.4 75.4 73.9
Oligoryzomys nigripes 94.3 99.7 93.7 85.0 82.0 81.6 81.9 82.9 82.4 82.1 83.8 84.0 95.1 79.8 79.3 76.7 80.0 79.3 80.1 78.0 76.2
LEC 99.7 94.3 99.0 85.7 94.0 87.2 92.6 87.2 91.7 84.8 82.6 87.1 83.0 78.8 80.8 76.9 80.2 80.6 78.7 77.5 76.1
Hu39694 99.7 95.0 99.0 86.0 94.7 99.3 88.5 87.9 88.3 83.9 82.9 82.6 82.0 79.2 78.8 78.0 79.5 78.8 78.3 78.9 75.0
AND Central Plata 100.0 94.7 99.3 86.0 94.3 99.3 99.3 87.2 92.0 82.9 83.4 85.4 82.8 78.9 80.0 76.5 80.0 79.9 78.9 77.8 76.5
ORN 98.3 96.0 97.7 85.4 95.7 98.0 98.7 98.0 87.3 83.8 84.3 84.9 83.4 78.9 80.8 77.4 80.0 80.7 79.1 78.5 76.5
BMJ 100.0 94.7 99.3 86.0 94.3 99.7 99.7 99.7 98.3 84.3 83.2 86.5 83.5 79.0 79.9 77.7 79.9 79.8 77.7 77.7 76.8
AND 95.7 94.7 95.0 85.7 94.3 95.4 96.0 95.4 95.7 95.7 85.1 85.5 83.4 78.8 79.0 79.5 79.2 78.9 79.3 78.3 75.7
ARA† 95.3 93.9 94.9 89.2 93.5 95.3 95.8 94.9 96.3 95.3 96.3 81.8 83.7 81.7 80.7 78.9 80.6 82.3 81.7 81.0 79.2
CAS† 98.1 94.9 97.7 91.6 94.4 98.1 97.7 97.6 97.2 98.1 98.1 94.4 84.8 80.4 81.2 79.9 81.8 81.2 81.2 79.8 79.8
JUQ 94.7 100.0 94.0 85.4 99.7 94.4 95.0 94.4 96.0 94.7 94.7 93.9 94.9 80.6 79.1 77.2 80.7 79.0 80.7 77.9 76.4
LN 86.7 87.4 86.0 85.0 87.0 86.4 87.0 86.4 87.0 86.7 87.7 90.7 91.6 87.4 82.0 79.2 80.2 83.1 77.7 78.5 75.4
HTN 007 88.0 88.4 87.7 88.4 88.0 87.7 88.4 87.7 88.4 88.0 89.4 90.7 91.6 88.4 91.7 83.1 85.8 87.1 81.0 78.5 74.6
RIME 88.4 87.7 88.0 88.7 87.4 88.0 88.4 88.4 88.4 88.4 88.4 90.6 92.1 87.7 91.0 96.3 83.4 82.2 79.0 76.6 74.8
ANAJ 87.7 89.0 87.4 88.0 88.7 87.4 88.0 87.7 88.0 87.7 89.0 90.2 91.1 89.0 91.4 97.3 95.7 85.6 79.7 76.8 75.5
RIOM 88.0 87.4 87.4 87.7 87.0 88.4 88.4 87.7 88.4 88.0 88.7 90.7 91.6 87.4 91.7 97.7 94.3 95.7 81.2 77.6 75.3
MAP 89.4 88.4 89.4 85.7 88.0 89.7 89.0 89.0 88.7 89.4 89.4 92.5 94.4 88.4 87.0 89.7 88.7 89.4 89.7 77.6 75.3
Choclo 88.7 86.4 88.4 86.0 86.0 88.4 88.4 88.4 87.4 88.7 88.0 93.9 93.9 86.4 85.4 88.4 86.3 87.4 87.0 87.7 74.2
SN 85.4 84.1 85.0 84.0 84.0 85.1 85.1 85.1 84.7 85.4 83.7 89.3 91.1 84.1 82.4 82.7 83.0 82.4 82.4 83.7 85.7

*ORF, open reading frame; LEC, Lechiguanas virus; ORN, Oran VIRUS; BMJ, Bermejo virus; AND, Andes virus; ARA, Araraquara virus; CAS, Castelo dos Sonhos virus; JUQ, Juquitiba virus; LN, Laguna Negra virus; RIME, Rio Mearim virus; ANAJ, Anajatuba virus; RIOM, Rio Mamoré virus; MAP, Maporal virus; SN, Sin Nombre virus.
†Comparison done on 636 nt.

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