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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003


Emergence and Global Spread of a Dengue Serotype 3, Subtype III Virus

William B. Messer*, Duane J. Gubler†, Eva Harris‡, Kamalanayani Sivananthan§, and Aravinda M. de Silva*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; ‡University of California, Berkeley, California, USA; §Medical Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Table 5

Summary of within- and between-group nucleotide mean similarity for the dengue virus 3, subtype III virus isolates shown in Figure 2a

Subgroup Within-group similarity Between group similarity
Subgroup A East Africa Subgroup B
Subgroup A

East Africa

Subgroup B

Latin America 99.5% 98.0% 99.0% 98.5%

aMean similarities were calculated with the Tamura-Nei distance algorithm.

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