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Phylogenetic analysis of a human isolate from the 2000 Israel West Nile virus epidemic

Briese, Thomas; Rambaut, Andrew; Weinberger, Miriam; Bishara, Jihad; Pathmajeyan, Melissa; Pitlik, Silvio; Lipkin, W. Ian

Specimens from a patient of the 2000 Israel West Nile virus epidemic were analyzed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Products corresponding to E, NS3, and NS5 sequences were amplified from cerebellar but not from cortical samples. Phylogenetic analyses indicated a closer relationship of this isolate to 1996 Romanian and 1999 Russian than to 1998-99 Israeli or 1999 New York isolates.


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Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Center for Infection and Immunity
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March 17, 2011
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