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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Dispatch

Imported Measles and Implications for Its Elimination in Taiwan

Wen-Yueh ChengComments to Author , Chen-Fu Yang, Yu-Ting Hou, Shih-Chuan Wang, Hsiu-Li Chang, Hsien-Ya Chiu, En-Tzu Wang, and Ho-Sheng Wu
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan

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Table A1

Characteristics of 53 measles case-patients in outbreaks in Taiwan, November 2008–May 2009*

Classification
(year) and case no. Patient sex Patient age, y/mo Date of rash onset Date of sampling Vaccination‡ Genotype Strain§ Immunoglobulin¶
M G
Cluster 1 (2008)
1 F 01/05 Nov 4 Nov 6 No H1 MVs/Kaohsiung.TWN/45.08 ND ND
2 M 00/11 Nov 15 Jan 22† No E P
3 F 04/05 Nov 17 Nov 21 No H1 MVs/Kaohsiung.TWN/47.08 P P
4 F 00/09 Nov 20 Jan 22† No E P
5 M 02/05 Dec 2 Jan 17† No P P
6 M 02/05 Dec 13 Dec 16 No P P
7 M 00/09 Dec 23 Dec 26 No H1 MVs/Kaohsiung.TWN/52.08 P N
8
F
39/11
Dec 29
Dec 31
No
H1
MVi/Kaohsiung.TWN/53.08
P
P
Cluster 2 (2009)
9 F 00/11 Jan 27 Jan 28 No MVs/Tainan.TWN/05.09 P P
10 M 05/05 Feb 9 Feb 11 Yes H1 MVi/Taoyuan.TWN/07.09 P N
11 F 02/01 Feb 17 Feb 22 No H1 MVi/Taoyuan.TWN/09.09/2 P N
12 M 00/09 Feb 18 Feb 22 No H1 MVi/Taoyuan.TWN/09.09/3 P N
13 M 01/06 Feb 21 Feb 22 No H1 MVs/Taoyuan.TWN/09.09/4 P N
14 M 00/10 Feb 21 Feb 22 No H1 MVi/Taoyuan.TWN/09.09/5 P N
15 M 00/10 Feb 22 Feb 22 No H1 MVi/Taoyuan.TWN/09.09/1 P N
16 M 00/10 Feb 22 Feb 23 No H1 MVi/Taoyuan.TWN/09.09/6 N N
Mar 3 P P
17 F 02/05 Feb 24 Feb 24 No H1 MVs/Taoyuan.TWN/09.09/7 P N
18 F 39/10 Feb 23 Feb 26 Unknown H1 MVi/Tainan.TWN/09.09/9 P E
19 M 05/05 Mar 4 Mar 10 Yes H1 MVs/Taipei.TWN/11.09/1 P E
20 F 06/03 Mar 15 Mar 18 Yes (2 doses) P P
21
M
03/02
Apr 2
Apr 14
No
H1
MVi/Taipei.TWN/16.09/2
P
N
Cluster 3 (2009)
22 M 01/04 Feb 6 Feb 20 Yes H1 MVs/Taichung.TWN/08.09 P N
23 F 01/04 Feb 20 Feb 25 No H1 MVs/Taichung.TWN/09.09/8 P N
24
M
00/09
Feb 17
Feb 26
No
H1
MVs/Taichung.TWN/09.09/10
P
P
Cluster 4 (2009)
25 F 01/01 Feb 15 Mar 3 No P P
26 M 02/03 Feb 17 Feb 26 No H1 MVs/Tainan.TWN/09.09/11 P N
27 M 31/11 Feb 24 Feb 28 Yes H1 MVi/Taoyuan.TWN/09.09/12 P N
28 M 00/08 Feb 27 Mar 2 No H1 MVs/Tainan.TWN/10.09/2 P N
29 M 29/06 Feb 28 Mar 1 Yes H1 MVs/Tainan.TWN/10.09/1 N P
Mar 16 P P
30 F 00/11 Mar 1 Mar 4 No H1 MVi/Tainan.TWN/10.09/3 P N
31 F 36/04 Mar 8 Mar 10 Unknown H1 MVs/Tainan.TWN/11.09/2 P P
32 M 23/07 Mar 13 Mar 13 Yes H1 MVs/Tainan.TWN/11.09/4 N P
33
M
26/06
Mar 13
Mar 13 Unknown
H1
MVi/Tainan.TWN/11.09/5
N N
Mar 19
P
P
Cluster 5 (2009)
34 M 00/11 Mar 6 Mar 11 No H1 MVs/Taipei.TWN/11.09/3 P P
35
M
01/01
Mar 20
Mar 24
Yes
H1
MVi/Taipei.TWN/13.09
P
N
Cluster 6 (2009)
36 M 19/09 Mar 27 Apr 15 Yes G3 MVs/Pingtung.TWN/16.09/4 P P
37 M 21/11 Apr 7 Apr 9 Yes G3 MVi/Kaohsiung.TWN/15.09/1 P N
38 M 20/02 Apr 8 Apr 11 Unknown G3 MVi/Kaohsiung.TWN/15.09/2 P P
39 M 19/06 Apr 8 Apr 11 Yes G3 MVs/Kaohsiung.TWN/15.09/3 P P
40 M 23/04 Apr 9 Apr 11 Yes G3 MVs/Kaohsiung.TWN/15.09/4 N P
41 M 25/07 Apr 6 Apr 13 Unknown G3 MVs/Kaohsiung.TWN/16.09/1 P P
42 M 22/10 Apr 12 Apr 14 Yes G3 MVs/Kaohsiung.TWN/16.09/3 N P
43 M 21/00 Apr 12 Apr 15 Unknown G3 MVs/Kaohsiung.TWN/16.09/5 P P
44 M 21/04 Apr 14 Apr 20 Unknown G3 MVi/Kaohsiung.TWN/17.09/2 P N
45
F
00/05
Apr 20
Apr 22
No
G3
MVi/Kaohsiung.TWN/17.09/3
P
N
Cluster 7 (2009)
46 M 01/02 Apr 14 Apr 27 No H1 P P
47 M 38/08 Apr 26 May 12 Unknown H1 MVs/Taichung.TWN/20.09 P P
48
M
00/08
May 3
May 6
No
H1
MVi/Taichung.TWN/19.09/2
P
N
Cluster 8 (2009)
49 M 22/06 Apr 17 Apr 20 Unknown H1 MVi/Taoyuan.TWN/17.09/1 P P
50
M
33/00
Apr 30
Apr 30
Yes
H1
MVi/Taoyuan.TWN/19.09/1
N
P
Sporadic
51 F 01/03 Feb 16 Feb 19 Yes P P
52 F 03/11 Mar 08 Mar 09 Yes H1 MVi/Taichung.TWN/11.09/6 P E
53 F 00/11 May 23 May 25 No D8 MVs/Taipei.TWN/22.09 P N

*The index case number for each cluster is denoted by boldface and underlining. – indicates PCR failed to obtain correspondence sequence for genetic analysis. Patients 16 and 29 provided samples twice.
†The sampling year was 2009.
‡ Boldface indicates that these patients received the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine within 2 weeks of rash onset. Italic indicates that the vaccination status was from patient or parent recall.
§The strains were deposited into GenBank under accession numbers. GQ338677–GQ338680, HM072047–HM072085, and JF683608–JF683609
¶ND, not done; N, negative; P, positive; and E, equivocal.

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