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Research Article

Ancient Ancestry of KFDV and AHFV Revealed by Complete Genome Analyses of Viruses Isolated from Ticks and Mammalian Hosts

  • Kimberly A. Dodd,

    Affiliations: Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Brian H. Bird,

    Affiliation: Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Marina L. Khristova,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Core Facility Branch, Division of Scientific Resources, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • César G. Albariño,

    Affiliation: Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Serena A. Carroll,

    Affiliation: Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • James A. Comer,

    Affiliation: Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Bobbie R. Erickson,

    Affiliation: Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Pierre E. Rollin,

    Affiliation: Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Stuart T. Nichol mail

    stn1@cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: October 04, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001352

About the Authors

Kimberly A. Dodd, Brian H. Bird, César G. Albariño, Serena A. Carroll, James A. Comer, Bobbie R. Erickson, Pierre E. Rollin, Stuart T. Nichol
Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Kimberly A. Dodd
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
Marina L. Khristova
Biotechnology Core Facility Branch, Division of Scientific Resources, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: stn1@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KAD BHB PER STN. Performed the experiments: KAD MLK CGA JAC BRE. Analyzed the data: KAD MLK SAC STN. Wrote the paper: KAD BHB CGA PER STN.