Introductions of West Nile virus strains to Mexico

Eleanor Deardorff, José G. Estrada-Franco, Aaron 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 - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Deardorff, E., Estrada-Franco, J. G., Brault, A., Navarro-Lopez, R., Campomanes-Cortes, A., Paz-Ramirez, P., Solis-Hernandez, M., Ramey, W. N., Davis, C. T., Beasley, D. W. C., Tesh, R. B., Barrett, A. D. T., & Weaver, S. C. (2006). Introductions of West Nile virus strains to Mexico. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(2), 314-318.