Cowpox Virus Transmission from Pet Rats to Humans, France
Laetitia Ninove, Yves Domart, Christine Vervel, Chrystel Voinot, Nicolas Salez, Didier Raoult, Hermann Meyer, Isabelle Capek, Christine Zandotti, and Remi N. Charrel
Author affiliations: Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France (L. Ninove, N. Salez, D. Raoult, R.N. Charrel); Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Marseille Timone, Marseille (L. Ninove, D. Raoult, C. Zandotti, R.N. Charrel); Centre Hospitalier, Compiègne, France (Y. Domart, C. Vervel, C. Voinot); Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseille (D. Raoult); Institut für Mikrobiologie der Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany (H. Meyer); Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France (I. Capek)
Figure 2. Phylogenetic tree based on nucleotide sequences in the hemagglutinin gene. Sequence information corresponds to virus acronym/strain/GenBank accession number. Phylogenetic study was conducted using MEGA software version 4.0 (www.megasoftware.net). Genetic distances were calculated with the pairwise distance method. Phylogenetic tree were constructed with the neighbor-joining method. CPXV, cowpox virus; ECTV, ectromelia virus; VARV, variola virus; CMLV, camelpox virus; VACV, vaccinia virus; HSPV, horsepox virus; MPXV, monkeypox virus. Scale bar indicates genetic diversity at the nucleotide level.
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