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Volume 26, Number 12—December 2020

Circulation of 2 Barmah Forest Virus Lineages in Military Training Areas, Australia

Wenjun LiuComments to Author , Joanne R. Kizu, David R. Matley, Richard Grant, Fiona J. McCallum, Christopher G. Moller, Tracy L. Carthew, Jun Hang, Ania J. Gubala, and John G. Aaskov
Author affiliations: Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute, Enoggera, Queensland, Australia (W. Liu, J.R. Kizu, R. Grant, F.J. McCallum, C.G. Moller, T.L. Carthew); Enoggera Health Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (D.R. Matley); Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (J. Hang); Australian Defence Science and Technology Group, Fishermans Bend, Victoria, Australia (A.J. Gubala); Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Brisbane (J.G. Aaskov)

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Table 1

Details of BFV strains used for phylogenetic study of virus lineages circulating in military training areas, Australia*

No. Isolate Location Isolation year Hosts GenBank accession no.
1 BFVBH2193 Barmah Forest, Victoria 1974 Culex annulirostris NC_001786
2 BFVC583 Beatrice Hill, Northern Territory 1978 Culicoides marksi MK169381
3 BFV16313 Charleville, Queensland 1974 Cx. annulirostris MK169382
4 BFVC530SAB8 Beatrice Hill, Northern Territory 1975 Cx. annulirostris. MK169383
5 BFV19493 Charleville, Queensland 1976 Aedes normanensis MK169384
6 BFV19418BF Charleville, Queensland 1976 Cx. annulirostris MK169385
7 BFV16287 Charleville, Queensland 1974 Ae. normanensis MK169386
8 BFVMIDI4 Brisbane, Queensland 2015 Homo sapiens MH618665
9 BFV-TullyA ADF Tully Beach training area, Queensland 2017 Verrallina spp MK169387
10 BFVWBTA ADF Wide Bay training area, Queensland 2018 Ae. vigilax MH618666
11 BFVSWBTA40 Shoal Water Bay training area, Queensland 2017 Homo sapiens MK169388
12 BFV18295 Australia 1993 Cx. annulirostris JX855115
13 BFV145357 Australia 2008 Cx. annulirostris JX855116
14 BFV106287 Australia 1995 Ae. vigilax JX855117
15 BFV80504 Australia 2006 Ae. vigilax JX855118
16 BFV76707 Australia 2006 Ae. procax JX855119
17 BFV78362 Australia NR NR JX855120

*ADF, Australian Defence Force; BFV, Barmah Forest virus; NR, Not recorded.
†Biting midge species.

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