Vaccinia Virus Infections in Martial Arts Gym, Maryland, USA, 2008
Christine M. Hughes , David Blythe, Yu Li, Ramani Reddy, Carol Jordan, Cindy Edwards, Celia Adams, Holly Conners, Catherine Rasa, Sue Wilby, Jamaal Russell, Kelly S. Russo, Patricia Somsel, Danny L. Wiedbrauk, Cindy Dougherty, Christopher Allen, Mike Frace, Ginny Emerson, Victoria A. Olson, Scott K. Smith, Zachary Braden, Jason Abel, Whitni Davidson, Mary Reynolds, and Inger K. Damon
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C.M. Hughes, Y. Li, C. Dougherty, C. Allen, M. Frace, G. Emerson, V.A. Olson, S.K. Smith, Z. Braden, J. Abel, W. Davidson, M. Reynolds, I.K. Damon) ; Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (D. Blythe); Maximed Associates, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (R. Reddy); Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Silver Spring (C. Jordan, C. Edwards, C. Adams, H. Conners, C. Rasa, S. Wilby, J. Russell, K.S. Russo); Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Michigan, USA (P. Somsel); Warde Medical Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (D. Wiedbrauk)
Figure 2. Partial DNA sequence alignment of the hemagglutinin gene. Case-patient 1’s isolate sequence is displayed at the top (2008–025). Dots in the alignment indicate identical nucleotides at that position. The reference sequences shown: current smallpox vaccine strain (VACV_ACAM2000), a commonly used laboratory vaccinia strain (VACV_WR), Dryvax vaccinia strains (VACV_Duke and VACV_3737), natural Brazilian vaccinia isolates (VACV_BeAn and VACV_Cantagalo), a 2003 US monkeypox outbreak isolate (MPXV_US03), and a variola virus isolate (VARV_SOM). Reference GenBank accession nos., AY313847, NC_006998, DQ439815, DQ377945, DQ206442, AF229247, DQ011157, and DQ437590, respectively.
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