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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007

Dispatch

Hantavirus in Northern Short-tailed Shrew, United States

Satoru Arai*, Jin-Won Song†, Laarni Sumibcay*, Shannon N. Bennett*, Vivek R. Nerurkar*, Cheryl Parmenter‡, Joseph A. Cook‡, Terry L. Yates‡, and Richard Yanagihara*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; †Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; ‡University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA;

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Table 2

Nucleotide and amino acid sequence similarities of partial medium (M) and large (L) segments of Camp Ripley virus and other hantaviruses*

M Segment
L Segment
Virus Strain 1,390 nt 436 aa 490 nt 163 aa
Hantaan 76–118 65.6 66.9 71.2 79.3
Soochong SC-1 65.2 64.4 73.2 77.3
Dobrava AP99 66.4 67.3 72.5 79.0
Seoul HR80–39 65.8 67.1 71.3 77.7
Sangassou SA14 62.6 58.7 69.3 78.8
Puumala Sotkamo 60.1 55.0 71.6 72.3
Tula M5302v 61.9 54.6 67.2 69.3
Prospect Hill PH-1 58.1 52.6 NA NA
Sin Nombre NMH10 60.3 57.0 65.9 65.5
Andes Chile 9717869 60.2 56.3 70.2 69.2
El Moro Canyon RM97 59.8 56.5 NA NA
Tanganya Tan826 NA NA 72.3 75.5

*Values are percentages. NA, not available.

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