BioMed Research International / 2019 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

High Public-Health Impact in an Influenza-B-Mismatch Season in Southern Italy, 2017-2018

Figure 4

Phylogenetic analysis of the haemagglutinin (HA) gene of 35 B/Yamagata strains characterised in Apulia in the 2017-2018 season (black triangles). The phylogenetic tree was constructed using Mega 7 software, applying the Neighbor Joining algorithm using Kimura-2 parameter-corrected distances. Amino acid substitutions defining specific genetic clusters are shown at nodes. Genetic clades are shown to the right of the tree, and the scale bar represents the nucleotide substitutions per site. For each sequence deposited in GISAID, the accession number is indicated in parentheses. Strain-specific amino acid substitutions are indicated after strain names (in bold font), as are clinical definitions (ILI, influenza-like illness; SARI, severe acute respiratory illness; ICU-ARDS, cases with acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring admission to an intensive-care unit) and, if vaccinated, the type of vaccine (TIV, trivalent vaccine; aTIV, adjuvanted trivalent vaccine; QIV, quadrivalent vaccine).

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