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Volume 9, Number 12—December 2003

Dispatch

West Nile Virus in Mexico: Evidence of Widespread Circulation since July 2002.

José G. Estrada-Franco*, Roberto Navarro-Lopez†, David W.C. Beasley*, Lark L. Coffey*, Anne-Sophie Carrara*, Amelia Travassos da Rosa*, Tamara Clements‡, Eryu Wang*, George V. Ludwig‡, Arturo Campomanes Cortes†, Pedro Paz Ramirez†, Robert B. Tesh*, Alan D.T. Barrett*, and Scott C. Weaver*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA; †Comision Mexico-Estados Unidos para la Prevencion de la Fiebre Aftosa y Otras Enfermedades Exoticas de los Animales, Mexico City, Mexico; ‡U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA

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Table 2

Nucleotide and deduced amino acid differences in the prM-E gene region between the prototype New York (382-99) and Mexican (TM171-03) West Nile virus strains

Nucleotide (amino acid)a Strain 382-99 Strain TM171-03
483
C
U
858
C
U
887 (prM141)
U (Ile)
C (Thr)
1137
C
U
1432 (E156)
U (Ser)
C (Pro)
1626
C
U
2328
C
U
2388
C
U
2466 C U

aNucleotide numbering used for the New York flamingo 382-99 sequence (Genbank accession no. AF196835); locations of encoded amino acid differences are shown in parentheses.

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