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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Enterovirus 68 among Children with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, the Philippines

Tadatsugu Imamura, Naoko Fuji, Akira Suzuki, Raita Tamaki, Mariko Saito, Rapunzel Aniceto, Hazel Galang, Lydia Sombrero, Soccoro Lupisan, and Hitoshi OshitaniComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan (T. Imamura, N. Fuji, A. Suzuki, H. Oshitani); Tohoku-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine Collaborating Research Center on Emerging and Reemerging Diseases, Muntinlupa City, the Philippines (R. Tamaki, M. Saito, R. Aniceto); Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, Tacloban City, the Philippines (R. Aniceto); Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City (H. Galang, L. Sombrero, S. Lupisan)

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Table 3

Percentage similarity among viral protein 1 sequences of EV68 from the Philippines and reference strains of EV68, EV70, and EV94 from other countries*

Strain (reference)
FR37-99 (3)
TX03 (5)
NY93 (5)
CA62-1 (5)
EV70 (12)
EV94 (12)
FR37-99 (3) 92.8 90.7 88.1 93.2 93.2 93.2 89.4 94.1 94.1 62.3 67.8
TX03 (5) 93.6 89.0 92.8 92.8 92.8 94.1 93.6 93.6 63.6 67.8
NY93 (5) 90.3 92.4 92.4 92.4 90.3 93.2 93.2 64.8 66.9
CA62-1 (5) 89.8 91.9 91.9 88.1 91.9 91.9 64.4 66.1
Ph343 97.5 97.5 91.1 98.3 98.3 62.3 66.1
Ph451 100 91.9 99.2 99.2 63.1 66.1
Ph513 91.9 99.2 99.2 63.1 66.1
Ph561 92.8 92.8 63.6 65.7
Ph575 100 63.1 66.5
Ph43 63.1 66.5

*In the table, homology of viral protein 1 sequences between the strains are listed horizontally, and those listed vertically are indicated in the box where the rows for each strain meet. EV, enterovirus.

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