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Volume 21, Number 9—September 2015
Dispatch

Putative Lineage of Novel African Usutu Virus, Central Europe

Daniel Cadar, Stefan Bosch, Hanna Jöst, Jessica Börstler, Mutien-Marie Garigliany, Norbert Becker, and Jonas Schmidt-ChanasitComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany (D. Cadar, H. Jöst, J. Börstler, M.-M. Garigliany, J. Schmidt-Chanasit); Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, Stuttgart, Germany (S. Bosch); University of Liège, Liège, Belgium (M.-M. Garigliany); German Mosquito Control Association, Speyer, Germany (N. Becker); German Centre for Infection Research, Hamburg (H. Jöst, J. Schmidt-Chanasit)

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Figure 1

Region of Germany where Usutu virus (USUV) is endemic (orange) and location where the putative novel USUV strain Usutu-BONN was detected (red). Phylogenetic tree illustrates the genetic relationship between the strains circulating in the USUV-endemic region of Germany (belonging to the European USUV clade) and Usutu-BONN (belonging to the African USUV clade) (7), based on complete amino acid sequences of the polyprotein-encoding gene. Triangles indicate locations of the USUV-positive samples acc

Figure 1. Region of Germany where Usutu virus (USUV) is endemic (orange) and location where the putative novel USUV strain Usutu-BONN was detected (red). Phylogenetic tree illustrates the genetic relationship between the strains circulating in the USUV-endemic region of Germany (belonging to the European USUV clade) and Usutu-BONN (belonging to the African USUV clade) (7), based on complete amino acid sequences of the polyprotein-encoding gene. Triangles indicate locations of the USUV-positive samples according to hosts; blue, mosquitoes; green, blackbirds; black, bat. Scale bar on tree indicates amino acid substitutions per site.

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