J Med Virol. 2012 May;84(5):804-13. doi: 10.1002/jmv.23249.
Genetic characterization of measles viruses that circulated in Thailand from 1998 to 2008.
SourceNational Institute of Health, Department of Medical Sciences, Nonthaburi, Thailand. firstname.lastname@example.org.
AbstractDuring the period between 1998 and 2008, 48 representative measles viruses (MeVs) circulating in Thailand were subjected to genetic characterization. Three genotypes, G2, D5, and D9 were detected. The results suggested that measles genotype D5, which has been circulating since at least 1998, is the endemic genotype in Thailand. Genotype G2 was detected between 1998 and 2001. In addition, almost all of the MeVs detected throughout the country in 2008 were genotype D9. This is the first report of genotype D9 in Thailand. This report provides important baseline data about measles genotypes in Thailand and this information will be needed to help verify measles elimination in Thailand. J. Med. Virol. 84:804-813, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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