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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010

Research

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 XuComments to Author 
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.

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Table 1

Characteristics of patients with laboratory-confirmed measles, 2009*

Patient no. Patient age Residence† Date of most recent vaccination Date of disease onset
1 9 y Myanmar Unknown Nov 4
2 9 y Myanmar Unknown Nov 4
3 8 y Myanmar Unknown Nov 4
4 7 y Myanmar Unknown Nov 6
5 2 y Myanmar Unknown Nov 3
6 2 y Menglian Unknown Nov 9
7 39 y Menglian Unknown Nov 9
8 21 y Menglian Unknown Nov 5
9 18 mo Myanmar Unknown Nov 13
10 6 mo Menglian No vaccination Nov 14
11 13 y Myanmar Unknown Nov 6
12 8 y Myanmar No vaccination Nov 22
13 20 y Myanmar No vaccination Nov 20
14 2 y Menglian 2008 Jan15 Nov 19
15 5 y Menglian 2006 Jun 7 Dec 9
16 5 y Menglian 2008 Oct 27 Nov 5

*For all patients, immunoglobulin M against measles was positive and against rubella virus was negative.
†Menglian, Menglian County, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China.

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