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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009

Research

Kupe Virus, a New Virus in the Family Bunyaviridae, Genus Nairovirus, Kenya

Mary CrabtreeComments to Author , Rosemary Sang, and Barry R. Miller
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (M.B. Crabtree, B.R. Miller); Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya (R. Sang)

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Table 3

Pairwise comparison of full-length nucleotide and amino acid sequences of the small segment of Kupe virus with other nairoviruses*

Virus Kupe Dugbe ArD44313 Dugbe ArD16095 Dugbe KT281/75 Dugbe IbH11480 Dugbe IbAr1792 NSDV HAZV CCHFV
Kupe 69.3 69.4 69.4 68.8 69.1 65.1 60.4 61.2
Dugbe ArD44313 75.2 99.3 91.1 98.9 99.1 63.6 60.0 59.6
Dugbe ArD16095 75.2 99.4 91.7 99.2 99.2 64.1 59.9 59.6
Dugbe KT281/75 74.9 98.1 98.3 91.0 90.9 63.3 59.1 59.0
Dugbe IbH11480 74.9 99.6 99.4 98.6 99.4 63.7 59.6 60.3
Dugbe IbAr1792 75.5 99.8 99.6 98.3 99.8 63.8 59.6 60.1
NSDV 64.0 59.9 60.1 59.5 59.9 60.1 63.5 63.1
HAZV 57.6 55.7 55.7 55.3 55.7 55.9 63.2 60.4
CCHFV 57.5 56.4 56.2 56.4 56.0 56.2 62.7 59.5

*Nucleotide identity (%) is shown above the diagonal, and amino acid identity (%) is shown below the diagonal. NSDV, Nairobi sheep disease virus; HAZV, Hazara virus; CCHFV, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus.

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