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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009


Kupe Virus, a New Virus in the Family Bunyaviridae, Genus Nairovirus, Kenya

Mary CrabtreeComments to Author , Rosemary Sang, and Barry R. Miller
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (M.B. Crabtree, B.R. Miller); Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya (R. Sang)

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Table 4

Pairwise comparison of full-length nucleotide and amino acid sequences of the medium segment of Kupe virus with other nairoviruses*

Virus Kupe Dugbe ArD44313 HAZV CCHFV
Kupe 61.9 54.7 52.1
Dugbe ArD44313 57.0 53.7 52.5
HAZV 47.7 44.4 50.8
CCHFV 43.0 38.3 41.4

*Nucleotide identity (%) is shown above the diagonal, and amino acid identity (%) is shown below the diagonal. HAZV, Hazara virus; CCHFV, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus.

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