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Volume 14, Number 3—March 2008

Research

Genetic Variability of West Nile Virus in US Blood Donors, 2002–2005

Andriyan Grinev*, Sylvester Daniel*, Susan Stramer†, Susan Rossmann‡, Sally Caglioti§, and Maria Rios*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; †American Red Cross, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA; ‡Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, Houston, Texas, USA; §Blood System Laboratories, Tempe, Arizona, USA;

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Table 1

Sequences of 30 West Nile virus isolates from the United States*

Isolate ID Year Geographic location No. passages in Vero cells† GenBank accession no.
FDA/HU-02 2002 NY 3 AY646354
ARC10–02 2002 MI 1 AY795965
ARC12–02 2002 OH 1 DQ666453
ARC13–02 2002 MI 1 DQ666454
ARC15–02 2002 MI 1 DQ666455
ARC16–02 2002 IN 1 DQ666456
ARC17–02 2002 GA 1 DQ666457
BSL5–03 2003 UT 1 DQ005530
BSL9–03 2003 TX 1 DQ666458
BSL56–03 2003 ND 1 DQ666459
BSL62–03 2003 SD 2 DQ666460
BSL114–03 2003 TX 2 DQ666461
RMS1–03 2003 MN 1 DQ666462
RMS2–03 2003 IN 1 DQ666463
RMS3–03 2003 IN 1 DQ666464
RMS4–03 2003 IA 1 DQ666465
BSL1–04 2004 AZ 1 DQ666466
BSL2–04 2004 AZ 1 DQ666467
BSL4–04 2004 AZ 2 DQ666468
BSL5–04 2004 AZ 1 DQ666448
BSL6–04 2004 AZ 1 DQ666469
BSL7–04 2004 AZ 2 DQ666470
BSL8–04 2004 AZ 2 DQ666471
GCTX1 2005 TX 1 DQ666449
GCTX2 2005 TX 1 DQ666450
BSL2–05 2005 SD 1 DQ666452
BSL6–05 2005 AZ 1 DQ666472
BSL9–05 2005 TX 1 DQ666473
BSL10–05 2005 LA 1 DQ666474
BSL13–05 2005 AZ 1 DQ666451

*Isolates in boldface have been completely sequenced.
†Indicates passage of viral isolate from which RNA extracts were used to obtain the genomic sequence.

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