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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

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Enterovirus 68 in Children with Acute Respiratory Tract Infections, Osaka, Japan

Atsushi KaidaComments to Author , Hideyuki Kubo, Jun-ichiro Sekiguchi, Urara Kohdera, Masao Togawa, Masashi Shiomi, Toshinori Nishigaki, and Nobuhiro Iritani
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Osaka City Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences, Osaka, Japan (A. Kaida, H. Kubo, J. Sekiguchi, N. Iritani); Nakano Children’s Hospital, Osaka (U. Kohdera); Osaka City Sumiyoshi Hospital, Osaka (M. Togawa); Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka (M. Togawa, M. Shiomi); Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka (T. Nishigaki)

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Table 2

Comparison of nucleotide and amino acid sequences of Osaka enterovirus 68 strains detected in Osaka, Japan, October 2009–October 2010, with Fermon and 37–99 strains*

Region Nucleotide identity, %
Amino acid identity, %
Osaka strains Fermon 37–99 Osaka strains Fermon 37–99
VP4–3D 98.4–99.6 87.8–87.9 93.9–94.1 99.4–99.8 95.8–96.0 98.4–98.7
VP4 97.5–100 90.8–91.7 94.6–95.6 100 100 100
VP2 97.5–99.7 87.3–87.7 94.4–94.6 100 94.3 99.1
VP3 97.7–99.7 85.5–85.8 93.9–94.4 99.5–100 94.0–94.4 98.7–99.1
VP1 97.7–99.8 87.5–87.8 92.5–93.2 99.0–100 90.6–90.9 95.4–96.1
2A 96.5–99.7 86.6–87.5 93.1–93.6 98.6–100 97.2–97.9 99.3–100
2B 96.6–99.6 83.5–85.8 91.9–92.5 98.9–100 96.9–97.9 97.9–98.9
2C 98.7–99.6 89.0–89.2 94.5–94.7 100 97.8 99
3A 99.6–100 89.5–89.8 94.0–94.3 98.8–100 96.6–97.7 98.8–100
3B 98.4–100 87.8–89.3 96.9–98.4 100 100 100
3C 98.2–99.3 87.0–87.7 92.4–93.2 99.0–100 96.2–96.7 98.1–98.5
3D 99.0–99.6 88.6–88.9 94.6–95.0 99.0–100 97.4–97.8 98.3–99.0

*Osaka strains, JPOC10-290, JPOC10-378, JPOC10-396, and JPOC10-404; VP, viral protein.

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