New Measles Virus Genotype Associated with Outbreak, China
Yan Zhang1, Zhengrong Ding1, Huiling Wang, Liqun Li, Yankun Pang, Kevin E. Brown, Songtao Xu, Zhen Zhu, Paul A. Rota, David Featherstone, and Wenbo Xu
Author affiliations: National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (Y. Zhang, H. Wang, S. Xu, Z. Zhu, W. Xu); Yunnan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Kunming, People’s Republic of China (Z. Ding, L. Li, Y. Pang); Capital Medical University, Beijing (H. Wang); Beijing Children’s Hospital, Beijing (H. Wang); Health Protection Agency, London, UK (K.E. Brown); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (P.A. Rota); World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (D. Featherstone); 1These authors contributed equally to this study.
Figure 2. Phylogenetic analysis of the sequences of the hemagglutinin genes of the strains of measles virus from Menglian County, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China. The unrooted tree shows sequences from the Menglian viruses (circles) compared with World Health Organization reference strains for each genotype. Genotype designation is in boldface. MVi, measles virus sequence from isolates; MV, measles virus; MVs, measles virus sequence from clinical specimens; wt, wild type. Scale bar indicates base substitutions per site.
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