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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002

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Isolation and Genetic Characterization of Rift Valley fever virus from Aedes vexans arabiensis, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Barry R. Miller*Comments to Author , Marvin S. Godsey*, Mary Crabtree*, Harry M. Savage*, Yagob Al-Mazrao†, Mohammed H. Al-Jeffri†, Abdel-Mohsin M. Abdoon†, Suleiman M. Al-Seghayer†, Ali M. Al-Shahrani†, and Thomas G. Ksiazek*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;

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Table 2

Rift Valley fever virus strains used in the phylogenetic analyses

Virus
designation Strain name Geographic origin Year of
isolation Source
SNS UGA44 Smithburn Uganda 1944 Entebbe strain
Ar UGA55 Lunyo Uganda 1955 Mosquito
Ar CAR69 Ar B 1976 Central African Rep. 1969 Mosquito
MP12 EGY77 MP12 Egypt 1977 ZH 548 strain
Ar BUF84 Ar D 38457 Burkina Faso 1984 Mosquito
H2 MAU87 H D 47311 Mauritania 1987 Human
H3 MAU87 H D 47408 Mauritania 1987 Human
An MAD91 An Mg 990 Madagascar 1991 Bovine
B EGY93 B EGY 93 Egypt 1993 Buffalo
H EGY93 H EGY 93 Egypt 1993 Human
H KEN97 384-97.1 Kenya 1997 Human
Ar SA01 SA01 1322 Saudi Arabia 2001 Mosquito

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