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Volume 7, Number 4—August 2001
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus

Isolation and Characterization of West Nile Virus from the Blood of Viremic Patients During the 2000 Outbreak in Israel

Musa Hindiyeh*†, Lester M. Shulman*, Ella Mendelson*Comments to Author , Lea Weiss*, Zehava Grossman*, and Hanna Bin*
Author affiliations: *Israel Ministry of Health, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel; †UNESCO Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

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Analysis of West Nile patients' isolates, Israel, 2000 outbreak

Patients Virus isolate RT-PCR acute-phase serum Tissue culture acute-phase serum(CPE+IFA) RT-PCR infected cell culture RT-PCR & tissue culture convalescent-phase serum
1 WN-0043 (-) (+) (+) ND
2 WN-0233 (-) (+) (+) ND
3 WN-0247 (+) (+) (+) (-)
4 WN-0304 (+) (+) (+) (-)

+, positive result; -, negative result; ND, not done; RT-PCR, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction; CPE, cytopathic effect; IFA, indirect immunofluorescence assay.

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