Single Endemic Genotype of Measles Virus Continuously Circulating in China for at Least 16 Years

@inproceedings{Zhang2012SingleEG,
  title={Single Endemic Genotype of Measles Virus Continuously Circulating in China for at Least 16 Years},
  author={Yan Zhang and Songtao Xu and Huiling Wang and Zhen Bing Zhu and Yixin Ji and Chunyu Liu and Xiaojie Zhang and Liwei Sun and Jianhui Zhou and Peishan Lu and Ying Hu and Daxing Feng and Zhenying Zhang and Changyin Wang and Xueqiang Fang and Huanying Zheng and Leng Liu and Xiaodong Sun and Wei Tang and Yan Wang and Yan Liu and Hui Gao and Hong Er Tian and Jiangtao Ma and Suyi Gu and Shuang Wang and Yan Feng and Fang Bo and Jianfeng Liu and Yuan Si and Shujie Zhou and Yuyan Ma and Shengwei Wu and Shunde Zhou and Fangcai Li and Zhengrong Ding and Zhaohui Yang and Paul A Rota and David F. Featherstone and Youngmee Jee and William J. Bellini and Wenbo Xu},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The incidence of measles in China from 1991 to 2008 was reviewed, and the nucleotide sequences from 1507 measles viruses (MeV) isolated during 1993 to 2008 were phylogenetically analyzed. The results showed that measles epidemics peaked approximately every 3 to 5 years with the range of measles cases detected between 56,850 and 140,048 per year. The Chinese MeV strains represented three genotypes; 1501 H1, 1 H2 and 5 A. Genotype H1 was the predominant genotype throughout China continuously… CONTINUE READING
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