Genetic stasis of dominant west nile virus genotype, Houston, Texas

C. Todd Davis, Li Li, Fiona J. May, Rudy Bueno, James A. Dennett, Adil A. Bala, Hilda Guzman, Darwin Elizondo-Quiroga, Robert B. Tesh, Alan D. Barrett

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Abstract

The accumulation and fixation of mutations in West Nile virus (WNV) led to the emergence of a dominant genotype throughout North America. Subsequent analysis of 44 isolates, including 19 new sequences, from Houston, Texas, suggests that WNV has reached relative genetic stasis at the local level in recent years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-604
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Davis, C. T., Li, L., May, F. J., Bueno, R., Dennett, J. A., Bala, A. A., Guzman, H., Elizondo-Quiroga, D., Tesh, R. B., & Barrett, A. D. (2007). Genetic stasis of dominant west nile virus genotype, Houston, Texas. Emerging infectious diseases, 13(4), 601-604. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1304.061473