Molecular analysis of varicella-zoster virus strains circulating in Tanzania demonstrating the presence of genotype M1.

@article{SchmidtChanasit2008MolecularAO,
  title={Molecular analysis of varicella-zoster virus strains circulating in Tanzania demonstrating the presence of genotype M1.},
  author={Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit and Stephan Olschl{\"a}ger and Stephan G{\"u}nther and Gerold J{\"a}ger and Karoline Bleymehl and Susanne G. Sch{\"a}d and Gerald Heckel and Rainer G Ulrich and Hans Wilhelm Doerr},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={3530-3}
}
Based on analysis of 16,392 bp encompassing the complete open reading frames (ORFs) 1, 5, 31, 36, 37, 47, 60, 62, 67, and 68 of the genome of genotype M1 varicella-zoster virus (VZV) was found in swab samples originating from eight Tanzanian zoster patients. Moreover, sequence analysis suggests recombination events between different VZV genotypes within ORFs 1, 31, 60, and 67.