Genetic characterization of west nile virus lineage 2, Greece, 2010

Anna Papa, Tamás Bakonyi, Kyriaki Xanthopoulou, Ana Vázquez, Antonio Tenorio, Norbert Nowotny*

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We conducted a complete genome analysis of a West Nile virus detected in Culex pipiens mosquitoes during a severe outbreak of human West Nile disease in Greece 2010. The virus showed closest genetic relationship to the lineage 2 strain that emerged in Hungary in 2004; increased virulence may be associated with amino acid substitution H249P.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)920-922
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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