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Volume 18, Number 5—May 2012

Research

Novel Strain of Andes Virus Associated with Fatal Human Infection, Central Bolivia

Cristhopher D. Cruz, Brett M. ForsheyComments to Author , Efrain Vallejo, Roberto Agudo, Jorge Vargas, David L. Blazes, Carolina Guevara, V. Alberto Laguna-Torres, Eric S. Halsey, and Tadeusz J. Kochel
Author affiliations: US Naval Medical Research Unit 6, Lima, Peru (C.D. Cruz, B.M. Forshey, D.L. Blazes, C. Guevara, V.A. Laguna-Torres, E.S. Halsey); Servicio Departamental de Salud, Cochabamba, Bolivia (E. Vallejo, R. Agudo); Centro Nacional de Enfermedades Tropicales, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (J. Vargas); US Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (T.J. Kochel)

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Table 1

Percent pairwise nucleotide and amino acid identity between select Western Hemisphere hantaviruses and virus sequences amplified from patients from central Bolivia*

Virus strain Country S segment (1,287 bp)
M segment (1,330 bp)
Nucleotide Amino acid Nucleotide Amino acid
PRGV Argentina 81.4 94.6 80.8 93.0
ANDV AH1 Argentina 83.5 96.0 81.7 93.9
ANDV Hu39694 Argentina 82.0 97.4 81.7 95.3
MACV Argentina 81.7 94.2 80.2 91.4
BMJV Argentina 83.7 97.7 80.2 93.9
LECV Argentina 84.1 97.4 81.1 95.0
ORNV Argentina 83.5 97.4 80.3 95.3
CASV†‡ Brazil 89.3 98.6 83.3 95.1
PARV Brazil 82.9 95.3 NA NA
ARAV§ Brazil 84.0 94.9 79.5 93.2
JABV Brazil 77.3 88.6 NA NA
ARCV Brazil 82.2 95.8 NA NA
ANDV 9717869 Chile 83.5 96.0 80.7 93.7
ANDV CHI7913 Chile 82.7 95.6 81.1 92.8
CATV Honduras 76.9 88.1 76.0 86.2
PDOV Mexico 77.4 87.4 75.8 85.4
CHOV Panama 78.9 89.3 77.8 88.0
NEMV Paraguay 84.9 97.0 NA NA
ALPV Paraguay 80.3 89.3 NA NA
ITAPV Paraguay 81.7 95.8 NA NA
JUQV‡ Paraguay 82.5 95.5 NA NA
LNV Paraguay 79.4 90.2 79.2 90.5
RIOMV Peru 80.1 90.0 80.6 91.4
SNV NMH10 USA 76.5 87.2 76.0 86.2
ELMCV RM97 USA 76.8 83.9 73.8 82.8
MAPV Venezuela 79.6 91.1 77.8 89.8
CADV Venezuela 75.8 85.3 74.3 83.1

*S, small; M, medium; PRGV, Pergamino virus; ANDV, Andes virus; MACV, Maciel virus; BMJV, Bermejo virus; LECV, Lechiguanas virus; ORNV, Oran virus; CASV, Castelo dos Sonhos virus; PARV, Paranoa virus; ; NA, sufficient sequence not available for comparison; ARAV, Araraquara virus; JABV, Jabora virus; ARCV, Araucaria virus; CATV, Catacamas virus; PDOV, El Moro Canyon virus; CHOV, Choclo virus; NEMV, Neembucu virus; ALPV, Alta Paraguay virus; ITAPV, Itaporanga virus; JUQV, Juquitiba virus; LNV, Laguna Negra virus; RIOMV, Río Mamoré virus; SNV, Sin Nombre virus; ELMCV, El Moro Canyon virus; MAPV, Maporal virus; CADV, Caño Delgadito virus.
†S segment sequence comparison was limited to the homologous 999 bp (JUQV) or 643 bp (CASV) available from GenBank.
‡M segment sequence comparison was limited to the homologous 1,246 bp available from GenBank.

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