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Volume 11, Number 9—September 2005

West Nile Virus Isolation in Human and Mosquitoes, Mexico

Darwin Elizondo-Quiroga*, C. Todd Davis†, Ildefonso Fernandez-Salas*, Roman Escobar-Lopez‡, Dolores Velasco Olmos‡, Lourdes Cecilia Soto Gastalum‡, Magaly Aviles Acosta‡, Armando Elizondo-Quiroga*, Jose I. Gonzalez-Rojas*, Juan F. Contreras Cordero*, Hilda Guzman†, Amelia Travassos da Rosa†, Bradley J. Blitvich§, Alan D.T. Barrett†, Barry J. Beaty§, and Robert B. Tesh†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Universidad Autonomo de Nuevo Leon, San Nicolas de Los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; †University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA; ‡Servicios de Salud de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico; §Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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Table 2

Nucleotide and deduced amino acid differences in the prM-E genes of Mexican and Texas isolates compared to West Nile virus strain WN-NY99 (382-99)

Strain Nucleotide (amino acid) substitutions in prM and E genes (nt 466–2469)*
483 549 660 858 887 1074 1137 1179 1320 1356 1432 1442 1626 1656 1974 2328 2388 2392 2466
WN-NY99 (AF196835)† C U C C U (Ile) G C A A C U (Ser) U (Val) C U C C C G (Ala) C
TM171-03 (AY371271) U U C (Thr) U C (Pro) U U U U
MexNL-03 (AY426741) C U G U C (Ala) U
NL-54 (Mosquito, MX) U G C (Ala) U
Human (Sonora, MX) U A G C (Ala) C U U
Harris Co., TX-1 (AY185906) U C (Ala) A (Thr) U

*Nucleotide numbers correspond to WN-NY99; amino acid substitutions are in brackets.
†GenBank accession number.
‡Blank entries indicate no nucleotide or amino acid substitutions.

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