Tonate Virus and Fetal Abnormalities, French Guiana, 2019
, Antoine Enfissi, Mathilde Lefebvre, Leo Pomar, Sobhi Kedous, Fabien Guimiot, Gabriel Carles, Anne Lavergne, Dominique Rousset, and Najeh Hcini
Author affiliations: West French Guiana Hospital Center, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana (V. Lambert, L. Pomar, S. Kedous, G. Carles, N. Hcini); Institut Pasteur Arbovirus National Reference Center, Cayenne, French Guiana (A. Enfissi, A. Lavergne, D. Rousset); Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Robert Debre, Paris, France (M. Lefebvre, F. Guimiot); University of French Guiana, Cayenne, French Guiana (N. Hcini)
Figure 1. Phylogenetic tree of VEE complex viruses showing close relationship between a virus from the amniotic liquid of a pregnant woman in French Guiana (bold) and a reference Tonate virus sequence. Tree was generated from concatenated sequences (891 bp) using a neighbor-joining algorithm. GenBank accession numbers and VEE complex subtypes are provided for reference sequences. Scale bar represents 5% nucleotide sequence divergence. VEE, Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis.
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