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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002


Genetic Analysis of Viruses Associated with Emergence of Rift Valley Fever in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, 2000-01

Trevor R. Shoemaker*†, Carla Boulianne*†, Martin J. Vincent*, Linda Pezzanite*, Mohammed M. Al-Qahtani‡, Yagub Al-Mazrou‡, Ali S. Khan*, Pierre E. Rollin*, Robert Swanepoel§, Thomas G. Ksiazek*, and Stuart T. Nichol*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; §National Institute of Virology, Johannesburg, South Africa;

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Table 2

Specimens chosen for more detailed virus genetic analysis, Saudi Arabia and Yemen

No. Collection date Location Specimen type Passage historya
200010901 Sept. 13, 2000 Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia Virus isolate P1
2001373 Nov. 22, 2000 Asir Province, Saudi Arabia Serum (human) NA
2003043 Oct. 28, 2000 Northwest Yemen Blood (human) NA

aP1, first passage; NA, not applicable

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