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Volume 9, Number 2—February 2003

Research

Equine Amplification and Virulence of Subtype IE Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Viruses Isolated during the 1993 and 1996 Mexican Epizootics

Dante Gonzalez*, José G. Estrada-Franco†, Anne-Sophie Carrara†, Judith F. Aronson†, and Scott C. Weaver†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias, Mexico City, Mexico; †University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Table 1

Mexican equine isolates of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus used for experimental infections

Strain Date of isolation Place of isolation Tissue Passage historya
OAX131 25 June 1996 Chahuites, Oaxaca State Cerebrum sm1, RK1
CPA201 29 June 1993 Rancho El Recuerdo, Mapastepec, Chiapas State; 15°, 25′ N 93° 01′ W Brain sm1, RK1
OAX142 5 July 1996 Tapanatepec, Oaxaca State Cerebrum sm1, RK1
I-290-93 12 July 1993 Rancho La Guadalupe, Mapastepec, Chiapas State 15°, 25′ N 93° 00′ W Serum sm1, RK1

aRK, rabbit kidney, sm, suckling mouse.

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