Putative new west nile virus lineage in Uranotaenia unguiculata mosquitoes, Austria, 2013

Karin Pachler, Karin Lebl, Dominik Berer, Ivo Rudolf, Zdenek Hubalek, Norbert Nowotny

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West Nile virus (WNV) is becoming more widespread and markedly effecting public health. We sequenced the complete polyprotein gene of a divergent WNV strain newly detected in a pool of Uranotaenia unguiculata mosquitoes in Austria. Phylogenetic analyses suggest that the new strain constitutes a ninth WNV lineage or a sublineage of WNV lineage 4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2119-2122
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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