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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 6

Nucleotide and amino acid sequence comparisons between fragments of Kupe and Dugbe viruses*

Segment and virus Virus
Small (428 nt) Kupe
Dugbe, Kenya, 1999
Other Dugbe†
Kupe 68.8–70.9 69.2–70.9
Dugbe, 1999, Kenya 67.6–69.7 89.3–97.9
Other Dugbe†

Medium (308 nt) Kupe
Dugbe, Kenya, 1999
Dugbe ArD44313
Kupe 63.9–65.2 65.8
Dugbe, 1999, Kenya 61.8–64.7 86.8–92.3
Dugbe ArD44313

Large (603 nt) Kupe
Dugbe, Kenya, 1999
Dugbe ArD44313
Kupe 81.8–82.4 81.3
Dugbe, 1999, Kenya 94.5–96.0 91.0–92.0
Dugbe ArD44313 94.5 96.0–98.0

*Nucleotide identity (%) is shown above the diagonal, and amino acid identity (%) is shown below the diagonal.
†Dugbe viruses listed in Table 1.

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