Distinct patterns of evolution between respiratory syncytial virus subgroups A and B from New Zealand isolates collected over thirty-seven years.

@article{Matheson2006DistinctPO,
  title={Distinct patterns of evolution between respiratory syncytial virus subgroups A and B from New Zealand isolates collected over thirty-seven years.},
  author={James W Matheson and Fenella J. Rich and Catherine Cohet and Keith Grimwood and Q. Sue Huang and D. Penny and Michael D. Hendy and Joanna R. Kirman},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2006},
  volume={78 10},
  pages={1354-64}
}
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most important cause of viral lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children worldwide. In New Zealand, infants with RSV disease are hospitalized at a higher rate than other industrialized countries, without a proportionate increase in known risk factors. The molecular epidemiology of RSV in New Zealand has never been described. Therefore, we analyzed viral attachment glycoprotein (G) gene sequences from 106 RSV subgroup A isolates collected… CONTINUE READING

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