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Volume 22, Number 1—January 2016
Dispatch

Hemagglutinin Gene Clade 3C.2a Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses, Alachua County, Florida, USA, 2014–15

John Lednicky, Nicole M. Iovine, Joe Brew, Julia Loeb, Jonathan D. Sugimoto, Kenneth H. Rand, and J. Glenn MorrisComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA (J.A. Lednicky, N.M. Iovine, J. Brew, J.C. Loeb, K.H. Rand, J.G. Morris, Jr.); Florida Department of Health, Gainesville (J. Brew); Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA (J.D. Sugimoto)

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Table 1

Amino acid sequences at hemagglutinin major immunogenic epitopes A and B1 of influenza A(H3N2) viruses, Gainesville, Florida, USA, November 2014

Strain Epitope A, aa 121–146
Epitope B1, aa 155–163
Consensus sequence* N N E S F N W T G V T Q N G T S S A C K R R S N N S T H L K F K Y P A
A/Texas/ 50/2012† N I N
A/GNVL/ 01/2014‡ A I G S N
A/GNVL/ 05/2014§ I S S N Y T
A/GNVL/ 06/2014§ I S S N Y T
A/GNVL/ 07/2014§ I S S N Y T
A/GNVL/ 08/2014§ I S S N Y T
A/GNVL/ 09/2014¶ I S S N Y T

*Yamashita et al. (9).
†Virus in 2013–14 and 2014–15 vaccines, Northern Hemisphere; GenBank accession no. KC892952.1.
‡GenBank accession no. KJ439217.
§Viruses in nasopharyngeal swabs collected in November 2014.
¶Virus in sputum collected in November 2014.

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