The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that the entire genome sequence of the virus (197,315 bp in total) of the first confirmed case of imported monkeypox in my country announced on June 24, 2022 has been completed.
The result is the B.1 West African strain genotype, which is the 2022 European and American epidemic type.
The CDC noted that the entire genome sequence of the virus has been submitted to the Global Initiative for Sharing Influenza Data (GISAID), and the strain name is hMpxV/Taiwan/CVDCDC-110-231642/2022. Compared with the global epidemic strains from 2018 to 2019, there are 28 differences in the amino acid sequence, and the results of kinship analysis are not significantly different from those of the recent epidemic strains in Europe and the United States (Reference: https://nextstrain.org /). Whether these variant sites are related to disease severity or infectivity remains to be confirmed clinically.
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