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Volume 2, Number 4—October 1996

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Encephalitis Caused by a Lyssavirus in Fruit Bats in Australia

Graeme C. Fraser*, Peter T. Hooper†, Ross A. Lunt†, Allan R. Gould†, Laurence J. Gleeson†, Alex D. Hyatt†, Gail M. Russell†, and Jaqueline A. Kattenbelt†
Author affiliations: *NSW Department of Agriculture, Wollongbar, Australia; †CSIRO Division of Animal Health, Geelong, Australia

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Table 1

Amino acid sequences of the virus designated pteropid lyssavirus (PLV) and those of rabies and rabies-like virusesa,b

PLVc PV 4FRA POL 8FRA AS FIN HOL NGA Genotype
PLV -
PV 92 - 1
4FRA 93 99 - 1
POL 93 94 94 - 5
8FRA 93 94 94 100 - 5
AS 89 90 91 95 95 - 4
FIN 85 87 88 87 87 84 - 6
HOL 85 88 89 87 87 83 98 - 6
NGA 82 82 83 85 85 85 76 77 - 2
MOK 76 75 76 79 79 80 72 71 86 3

a Described in Ref. 13.
b Comparisons were made of cognate regions of the N protein (amino acids 298 to 426 inclusive). Genebank accession numbers are given in brackets. PV, PV rabies virus (X03673); 4FRA, fox rabies virus (U22844); POL, European bat virus (U22844, 8615POL, EBV1); 8FRA, European bat virus (U22845, 8918FRA, EBV1); AS, Duvenhage virus (U22848); FIN, European bat virus (U22846, 9007FIN, EBV2); HOL, European bat virus (U22847, 9018HOL, EBV2); NGA, Lagos bat virus (U22842), Mokola virus (U22843).
c PLV, the virus now reported, provisionally designated pteropid lyssavirus; PV, PV rabies virus (X03673); 4FRA, fox rabies virus (U22844); POL, European bat virus (U22844, 8615POL, ELB1); 8FRA, European bat virus (U22845, 8918FRA, EBV1); AS, Duvenhage virus (U22848); Fin, European bat virus (U22846, 9007FIN, EBV2); HOL, European bat virus (U22847, 9018HOL, EBV2); NGA, Lagos bat virus (U22842), Mokola virus (U22843).

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