Genetic Homogeneity of Measles Viruses Associated with a Measles Outbreak, São Paulo, Brazil, 1997
Maria I. Oliveira*, Paul A. Rota† , Suely P. Curti*, Cristina A. Figueiredo*, Ana M. S. Afonso*, Marcia Theobaldo*, Luiza T.M. Souza*, Stephanie L. Liffick†, William J. Bellini†, Jose C. Moraes‡, Klaus E. Stevien§, and Edison L. Durigon§
Author affiliations: *Adolfo Lutz Institute, São Paulo; Brazil; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Center for Epidemiological Surveillance, São Paulo, Brazil; §Institute of Biomedical Science, São Paulo, Brazil;
Figure 2. Phylogenetic relationships of the N gene sequences from genotype D6 viruses from Brazilian, South American, and European sources. Tree shows representative genotype D6 sequences from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Bolivia, and viruses imported into the United States from Brazil (South American cluster) compared with genotype D6 sequences of viruses isolated in Europe or imported into the United States from European sources. Also shown are the sequences of the World Health Organization reference strains for each genotype.
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