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Volume 21, Number 9—September 2015

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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Table 1

Comparison of Usutu-BONN virus with Usutu virus strains from other countries

Strain/GenBank accession no. Country of origin Host Year of
detection/isolation Usutu-BONN*
% Identity
of nt sequence % Identity
of aa sequence
ArD192495/KC754957 Senegal Mosquito 2007 97.3 99.2
HB81P08/KC754955 Central African Republic Human 1981 98.0 99.2
MB119/06/KF573410 Spain Mosquito 2006 95.7 98.5
ArD19848/KC754954 Senegal Mosquito 1974 96.5 99.0
SAAR-1776/AY453412 South Africa Mosquito 1959 96.5 98.9
ArD101291/KC754956 Senegal Mosquito 1993 97.5 99.2
BH65/11–02–03/HE599647 Germany Avian 2011 97.2 99.2
BAT2USUTU-BNI/KJ859683 Germany Bat 2013 97.2 99.1
BAT1USUTU-BNI/KJ859682 Germany Bat 2013 97.2 99.1
Bologna 2009/HM569263 Italy Human 2009 97.3 99.1
Italia 2009/JF266698 Italy Avian 2009 97.3 99.1
Vienna 2001/AY453411 Austria Avian 2001 97.5 99.1
Budapest/EF206350 Hungary Avian 2005 97.4 99.1
Meise H/JQ219843 Austria Avian 2002 97.4 99.1
ArB1803/KC754958 Central African Republic Mosquito 1969 81.0 94.7

*Usutu-BONN strain was isolated from a blackbird in Germany in 2014.

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