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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010


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 2

Description of measles viruses, proposed genotype d11, detected in Menglian County, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China, 2009*

Patient no. Patient age Result, by test
Strain name GenBank accession no.
RT-PCR Virus isolation
YN09–1 6 mo + + MVi/Menglian.Yunnan.CHN/47.09 GU440571,† GU440576‡
YN09–2 45 y + MVs/Menglian.Yunnan.CHN/47.09/1 GU440572†
YN09–3 21 y + MVs/Menglian.Yunnan.CHN/47.09/2 GU440573†
YN09–4 6 mo + + MVi/Menglian.Yunnan.CHN/51.09 GU440574†
YN09–5 5 y + MVs/Menglian.Yunnan.CHN/51.09 GU440575†

*RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR; MVi, measles virus sequence from isolates; MVs, measles virus sequence from clinical specimens.
†Sequence of N partial gene.
‡Sequence of H gene.

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