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Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013


Phylogenetic and Ecologic Perspectives of a Monkeypox Outbreak, Southern Sudan, 2005

Yoshinori NakazawaComments to Author , Ginny L. Emerson, Darin S. Carroll, Hui Zhao, Yu Li, Mary G. Reynolds, Kevin L. Karem, Victoria A. Olson, R. Ryan Lash, Whitni B. Davidson, Scott K. Smith, Rebecca S. Levine, Russell L. Regnery, Scott A. Sammons, Michael A. Frace, Elmangory M. Mutasim, Mubarak E. M. Karsani, Mohammed O. Muntasir, Alimagboul A. Babiker, Langova Opoka, Vipul Chowdhary, and Inger K. Damon
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Y. Nakazawa, G. L. Emerson, D.S. Carroll, H. Zhao, Y. Li, M.G. Reynolds, K. L. Karem, V. A. Olson, R. R. Lash, W. B. Davidson, S. K. Smith, R. S. Levine, R. L. Regnery, S. A. Sammons, M.A. Frace, I.K. Damon); National Public Health Laboratory, Khartoum, Sudan (E.M. Mutasim, M.E.M. Karsani); Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum (M.O. Muntasir, A.A. Babiker); World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, Egypt (M.L. Opoka); Médecins Sans Frontières, Khartoum (V. Chowdhary)

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Table 1

Virus isolates included in the phylogenetic analysis.of monkeypox outbreak, southern Sudan, 2005*

Isolate Isolate no. Source GenBank accession no. Clade
Copenhagen 1958 1 Cynomolgus monkey/laboratory AY753185 West African
Walter Reed 1961 2 Cynomolgus monkey/laboratory AY603973 West African
Liberia 1970 3 Human/wild DQ011156 West African
Sierra Leone 1970 4 Human/wild AY741551 West African
USA/Ghana 2003_039 5 Human/wild DQ011157 West African
USA/Ghana 2003_044 6 Prairie dog/wild DQ011153 West African
Impfondo RoC 2003 7 Human/wild DQ011154 Congo Basin
Mindembo Zaire 1979 8 Human/wild DQ011155 Congo Basin
Nuria Sudan 2005 9 Human/wild KC257459 Congo Basin
Yandongi DRC 1986 10 Human/wild KC257460 Congo Basin
Sankuru Zaire 1996 11 Human/wild NC_003310 Congo Basin

*DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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