Isolation and phylogenetic grouping of Equine encephalosis virus in Israel

Karin Aharonson-Raz, Amir Steinman, Velizar Bumbarov, Sushila Maan, Narender Singh Maan, Kyriaki Nomikou, Carrie Batten, Christiaan Potgieter, Yuval Gottlieb, Peter Mertens, Eyal Klement*

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During 2008?2009 in Israel, equine encephalosis virus (EEV) caused febrile outbreaks in horses. Phylogenetic analysis of segment 10 of the virus strains showed that they form a new cluster; analysis of segment 2 showed ≅ 92% sequence identity to EEV-3, the reference isolate. Thus, the source of this emerging EEV remains uncertain.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1883-1886
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2011


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