West nile virus isolation in human and mosquitoes, Mexico

Darwin Elizondo-Quiroga, C. Todd Davis, Ildefonso Fernandez-Salas, Roman Escobar-Lopez, Dolores Velasco Olmos, Lourdes Cecilia Soto Gastalum, Magaly Aviles Acosta, Armando Elizondo-Quiroga, Jose I. Gonzalez-Rojas, Juan F. Contreras Cordero, Hilda Guzman, Amelia Travassos Da Rosa, Bradley J. Blitvich, Alan D.T. Barrett, Barry J. Beaty, Robert B. Tesh

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West Nile virus has been isolated for the first time in Mexico, from a sick person and from mosquitoes (Culex quinquefasciatus). Partial sequencing and analysis of the 2 isolates indicate that they are genetically similar to other recent isolates from northern Mexico and the western United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1449-1452
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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