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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005

Research

New Measles Genotype, Uganda

Apollo Muwonge*, Miriam Nanyunja*†, Paul A. Rota‡Comments to Author , Josephine Bwogi*, Luis Lowe‡, Stephanie L. Liffick‡, William J. Bellini‡, and Sempala Sylvester*
Author affiliations: *Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda; †World Health Organization, Kampala, Uganda; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Percentage genetic distance between wildtype measles viruses from Uganda and World Health Organization reference strains

Genotype* Nucleoprotein gene (range)† Hemagglutinin gene‡
A 5.1–6.2 2.2
B1 6.8–8.2 3.2
B2 6.4–7.7 4.0
B3-NY USA/94 6.6–7.9 3.8
C1 5.1–5.9 2.3
C2-Erlangen Due/90 8.6–9.9 3.1
D1 4.4–5.7 2.2
D2 3.1–4.4 2.6
D3 4.8–6.4 3.5
D4 5.5–6.4 3.1
D5-Palau BLA/93 4.8–6.4 3.1
D6 5.7–7.0 2.4
D7-Illinois USA/99 7.7–9.0 3.0
D8 5.3–6.6 3.0
D9 5.7–7.3 3.0
E 5.5–6.8 2.9
F 6.2–7.5 3.0
G1 7.7–9.0 4.2
G2 7.2–8.6 4.6
G3 6.8–8.2 5.3
H1 7.9–8.8 5.5
H2 7.3–9.0 4.6

*One reference sequence was used for each comparison. For a genotype with >1 reference sequence, the indicated sequence was used for comparison.
†Range of percentage nucleotide differences between all Uganda sequences and the reference sequences for the nucleoprotein gene.
‡Since we had only 2 Ugandan hemagglutinin gene sequences, the lowest percentage difference is shown. However, both percentages did not vary by >0.1%.

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