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Genetic Detection and Characterization of Lujo Virus, a New Hemorrhagic Fever–Associated Arenavirus from Southern Africa

  • Thomas Briese equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Thomas Briese, Janusz T. Paweska

    thomas.briese@columbia.edu (TB); wil2001@columbia.edu (WIL)

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Janusz T. Paweska equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Thomas Briese, Janusz T. Paweska

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa

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  • Laura K. McMullan,

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

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  • Stephen K. Hutchison,

    Affiliation: 454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Craig Street,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Gustavo Palacios,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Marina L. Khristova,

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

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  • Jacqueline Weyer,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa

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  • Robert Swanepoel,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa

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  • Michael Egholm,

    Affiliation: 454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Stuart T. Nichol,

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

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  • W. Ian Lipkin mail

    thomas.briese@columbia.edu (TB); wil2001@columbia.edu (WIL)

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: May 29, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000455

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