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Volume 7, Number 1—February 2001

Dispatch

Outbreak of West Nile Virus Infection, Volgograd Region, Russia, 1999

Alexander E. Platonov*Comments to Author , German A. Shipulin*, Olga Yu. Shipulina*, Elena N. Tyutyunnik†, Tatyana I. Frolochkina‡, Robert S. Lanciotti§, Svetlana Yazyshina¶, Olga V. Platonova*, Igor L. Obukhov¶, Alexander N. Zhukov**, Yury Ya. Vengerov†, and Valenin I. Pokrovskii*
Author affiliations: *Central Institute of Epidemiology, Moscow, Russia; †Moscow State University for Medicine and Dentistry, Russia; ‡Ministry of Public Health, Moscow, Russia; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; ¶Russian State Institute for Control of Veterinary Products, Moscow, Russia; **Center of Sanitary and Epidemic Control for Volgograd Region, Volgograd, Russia

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Table

Percentage identity of nucleotide sequence for E and NS5 gene fragments among West Nile/Kunjin virusesa

Virus strain WN-
Romania-
1996M WN-
Kenya-
1998 and
WN-
Senegal-
1993 WN-New
York-1999F
and WN-
New York-
1999H WN-
Azerbaijan-
1967 WN-
Azerbaijan-
1970 WN-
Romania-
1996H WN-
Egypt-1951 Kunjin-
Aust-
1960 WN-
Nigeria
(Wengler)
WN-Volgograd-1999-1 and WN-Volgograd-
1999-11a 100
100 100 98.2
96.6 93.9
94.6 93.9
95.2 93.9 92.3
92.5 86.7
85.0 74.5
78.2
WN-Romania-1996M 100 98.2
96.6 93.9
94.6 93.9
95.2 93.9 92.3
92.5 86.7
85.0 74.5
78.2
WN-Kenya-
1998 and
WN-Senegal-1993 98.2 93.9 93.9 93.9 92.3 86.7 74.5
WN-New York-1999F and WN-New York-1999H 95.8
95.2 95.8
94.6 95.8 94.5
93.2 87.3
85.7 75.8
78.9
WN-Azerbaijan-1967 100
99.3 100 97.6
98.0 88.5
87.8 75.8
78.2
WN-Azerbaijan-1970 100 97.6
97.3 88.5
88.4 75.8
78.2
WN-Romania-1996H 97.6 88.5 75.8
WN-Egypt-1951 87.9
87.1 75.8
76.2
Kunjin-Aust-1960 75.1
72.8

aFirst lines in a row = percentage identity of nucleotide sequence for E gene fragment; second lines in a row = percentage identity of nucleotide sequence for NS5 gene fragment (if available). The strains with identical sequences of E and NS5 fragments are placed in the same row or column.

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