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Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010

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Importation of Dengue Virus Type 3 to Japan from Tanzania and Côte d’Ivoire

Meng Ling Moi, Tomohiko TakasakiComments to Author , Akira Kotaki, Shigeru Tajima, Chang-Kweng Lim, Mitsuo Sakamoto, Hajime Iwagoe, Kenichiro Kobayashi, and Ichiro Kurane
Author affiliations: National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (M.L. Moi, T. Takasaki, A. Kotaki, S. Tajima, C.-K. Lim, I. Kurane); Kawasaki Municipal Kawasaki Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan (M. Sakamoto); Kumamoto City Hospital, Kumamoto City, Japan (H. Iwagoe); Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital, Tokyo (K. Kobayashi)

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Comparison of dengue virus type 3 sequences from travelers returning from Tanzania and Côte d’Ivoire with selected dengue virus type 3 sequences*

Year isolated Name Strain Isolate origin GenBank accession no.
2010 Tanzania2010 D3/Hu/Tanzania/NIID08/2010 Tanzania AB549332
2008 Côte d’Ivoire2008–1 D3/Hu/Côte d'Ivoire/NIID48/2008 Côte d’Ivoire AB447989
2008 Côte d’Ivoire2008–2 2008/00510 Côte d’Ivoire FM213456
2007 Bhutan2007–1 SV0786_07 Bhutan FJ606712
2007 Bhutan2007–2 SV0837_07 Bhutan FJ606708
2004 Saudi Arabia2004–1 6805 Saudi Arabia AM746229
2004 Saudi Arabia2004–2 6475 Saudi Arabia AM746232
2004 Colombia2004 22379_MEDELLIN/04 Colombia FJ389910
2003 India2003 GWL-25 India AY770511
2001 Venezuela2001 LARD6667 Venezuela AY146773
2000 Brazil2000 68784 Brazil AY038605
2000 Venezuela2000 LARD6315 Venezuela AY146767
2000 Cambodia–India2000† 00–28–1HuNIID Cambodia/India AB111081
1997 Thailand1997 D97–0106 Thailand AY145728
1995 Honduras1995 HN179 Honduras FJ189469
1992–1994 Malaysia1992–1994–1 LN1746 Malaysia AF147458
1992–1994 Malaysia1992–1994–2 LN2632 Malaysia AF147459
1992 Fiji1992 29472 Fiji L11422
1991 Sri Lanka1991 2783 Sri Lanka L11438
1990 Sri Lanka1990 SK698 Sri Lanka FJ189449
1989 Tahiti1989 2167 Tahiti L11619
1989 Sri Lanka1989 260698 Sri Lanka L11437
1986 Thailand1986 D86–007 Thailand L11441
1985 Mozambique1985 1559 Mozambique L11430
1984 India1984 1416 India L11424
1983 Philippines1983 168.AP-2 Philippines L11432
1981 Malaysia1981 29586 Malaysia L11427
1963 Puerto Rico1963–1 PR6 Puerto Rico L11433
1963 Puerto Rico1963–2 BS-PRico63 Puerto Rico AY146762
1956 Philippines1956 H87 Philippines L11423
2001 DENV-1 01–44–1HuNIID Tahiti AB111070
2005 DENV-2 D2/Hu/OPD030NIID/2005 East Timor AB219135
2001 DENV-4 MY01–22713 Malaysia AJ428556

*DENV, dengue virus.
†Strain 00–28–1HuNIID was isolated from a traveler who returned to Japan after visiting Cambodia and India.

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