Introductions of West Nile virus strains to Mexico

Eleanor Deardorff, José G. Estrada-Franco, Aaron C. Brault, Roberto Navarro-Lopez, Arturo Campomanes-Cortes, Pedro Paz-Ramirez, Mario Solis-Hernandez, Wanichaya N. Ramey, C. Todd Davis, David W.C. Beasley, Robert B. Tesh, Alan D.T. Barrett, Scott C. Weaver

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Complete genome sequencing of 22 West Nile virus isolates suggested 2 independent introductions into Mexico. A previously identified mouse-attenuated glycosylation variant was introduced into southern Mexico through the southeastern United States, while a common US genotype appears to have been introduced incrementally into northern Mexico through the southwestern United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-318
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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