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Volume 8, Number 8—August 2002

Research

Genetic Homogeneity of Measles Viruses Associated with a Measles Outbreak, São Paulo, Brazil, 1997

Maria I. Oliveira*, Paul A. Rota†Comments to Author , 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;

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Summary of 41 measles specimens analyzed, São Paulo, Brazil, March 1995–October 1997.

Namea IDb Age Date of specimen 
collection Vaccination statusc Genotypea
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/10.95 205* 9 m 03/09/95 02/24/95 A
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/35.95/2 258* 9 m 08/30/95 Yes D5
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/35.95/1 2793* 9 m 08/29/95 08/19/95 D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/3.96 141* 9 m 01/15/96 01/03/96 A
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/5.96 431* 9 m 02/26/96 02/08/96 D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/27.96 1490* 9 m 07/03/96 06/15/96 D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/4.27 106 25 yr 01/20/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/6.97 267 20 yr 02/04/97 Yes D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/9.97 503 30 yr 03/01/97 Unknown D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/10.97 561 24 yr 03/06/97 Unknown D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/11.97 661 20 yr 03/11/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/12.97/3 760 27 yr 03/18/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/12.97/1 764 23 yr 03/17/97 Unknown D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/12.97/2 765 31 yr 03/17/97 No D6
MVi/São Paulo.BRA/12.97/4 802 29 yr 03/18/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/12.97/5 862 26 yr 03/18/97 Unknown D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/14.97/2 1045 6 m 04/02/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/14.97/3 1048 27 yr 04/02/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/14.97/1 1084 3 m 04/01/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/15.97/1 1225 4 m 04/07/97 No D6
MVi/São Paulo.BRA/14.97/4 1139 22 yr 04/03/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/15.97/2 1202 2 yr 04/10/97 Unknown D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/17.97/1 1398 15 yr 04/23/97 No D6
MVi/São Paulo.BRA/17.97/3 1494 33 yr 04/27/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/17.97/2 8954 3 yr 04/25/97 Yes D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/32.97 9462 20 yr 08/21/97 Unknown D6
MVi/São Paulo.BRA/33.97/1 9463 25 yr 08/12/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/33.97/2 9778 24 yr 08/13/97 Unknown D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/30.97 9786 - 07/22/97 Yes D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/34.97/4 10085 3 m 08/21/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/33.97/5 10171 30 yr 08/15/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/33.97/6 10172 26 yr 08/15/97 Unknown D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/33.97/3 10173 5 m 08/14/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/33.97/4 10175 24 yr 08/14/97 Unknown D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/33.97/8 10179 28 yr 08/16/97 Unknown D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/33.97/9 10181 22 yr 08/17/97 Yes D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/34.97/1 10242 25 yr 08/19/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/33.97/7 10660 20 yr 08/15/97 Yes D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/34.97/2 10661 3 yr 08/19/97 No D6
MVs/São Paulo.BRA/34.97/3 10705 31 yr 08/21/97 Unknown D6
MVi/São Paulo.BRA/42.97 35175 4 m 10/14/97 No D6

aSequence name and genotype designation based on nomenclature established by World Health Organization (11).
bID, specimen identification number. All samples were from purified peripheral blood mononuclear lymphocytes except for serum samples, designated by an asterisk.
cDate of last measles vaccination, if known.

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