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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 2

Nucleotide differences and distances between genome sequences (189,830 nt) of monkeypox virus isolates, 1958–2005*

Isolate Copenhagen 1958 Liberia 1970 Sierra Leone 1970 Walter Reed 1961 USA/ Ghana 039 2003 Sankuru Zaire 1996 Impfondo RoC 2003 Mindembo Zaire 1979 Yandongi DRC 1986 Sudan 2005
Copenhagen 1958
Liberia 1970 74
Sierra Leone 1970 81 67
Walter Reed 1961 7 73 80
USA/Ghana 039 2003 130 138 143 129
Sankuru Zaire 1996 1,000 1,007 1,017 1,001 1,029
Impfondo RoC 2003 1,005 1,012 1,022 1,006 1,034 59
Mindembo Zaire 1979 998 1,005 1,015 999 1,027 56 43
Yandongi DRC 1986 1,003 1,009 1,020 1,004 1,032 55 44 34
Sudan 2005 1,012 1,018 1,029 1,013 1,041 66 55 34 21

*Dashes indicate 100% identity points; blank cells indicate identical values to those below the diagonal; shaded cells indicate within-clade variation; raw number of nucleotide differences between pairs of isolates. DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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