Close relationship between west nile virus from turkey and lineage 1 strain from central African Republic

Koray Ergunay, Tamas Bakonyi, Norbert Nowotny, Aykut Ozkul

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We sequenced West Nile viruses (WNVs) from Turkey and found close relationships to WNV lineage 1 strain ArB310/67 from the Central African Republic, distinct from other WNVs circulating in the Mediterranean Basin, eastern Europe, and the Middle East. These findings suggest independent introductions of WNV strains from Africa to the Middle East.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-355
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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