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Volume 9, Number 12—December 2003

Research

Global Distribution of Rubella Virus Genotypes

Du-Ping Zheng*1, Teryl K. Frey*Comments to Author , Joseph Icenogle†, Shigetaka Katow†‡, Emily S. Abernathy*†, Ki-Joon Song§, Wen-Bo Xu¶, Vitaly Yarulin#, R.G. Desjatskova#, Yair Aboudy**, Gisela Enders††, and Margaret Croxson‡‡
Author affiliations: *Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; §Korea University, Seoul, Korea; ¶Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China; #Institute of Viral Preparations, Moscow, Russia; **Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel; ††Institute for Virology, Infectiology and Epidemiology, Stuttgart, Germany; ‡‡Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

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Table 1

“New” rubella virus E1 gene sequences used in this studya

Isolate Isolation site and y GenBank no.
China


AH2/AH-CHN99
Anhui, China 1999
AY326350
AH5/AH-CHN99
Anhui, China 1999
AY326351
Germany


BCM/-GER91
Germany 1991
AY326341
G696/-GER98
Germany 1998
AY326342
Israel


I11/TA-ISR68
Tel Aviv, Israel 1968
AY326335
I19/HF-ISR72
Haifa, Israel 1972
AY326338
I9/JS-ISR75
Jerusalem, Israel 1975
AY326334
I13/BB-ISR79
Bene-Berak, Israel 1979
AY326336
I15/JF-ISR78
Jaffa, Israel 1978
AY326337
I34/TB-ISR88
Tiberias, Israel 1988
AY326339
I76/EV-ISR92
Ein-Vered, Israel 1992
AY326340
India


MTS/-IND00
India 2000
AY326343b
Japan


J05/TK-JPN93
Tokyo, Japan 1993
AB072382
J91/GM-JAP94
Gunma, Japan 1994
AB072384
J86/ST-JAP95
Saitama, Japan 1995
AB072387
J13/HS-JAP97
Hiroshima, Japan 1997
AY397695
Korea


AN1/SO-KOR95
Seoul, Korea 1995
AY326345
AN3/SO-KOR96
Seoul, Korea 1996
AY326346
AN5/SO-KOR96
Seoul, Korea 1996
AY326347
AN6/SO-KOR96
Seoul, Korea 1996
AY326348
New Zealand


JC1/AL-NEZ81
Auckland, NZ 1981
AY326331
JC2/AL-NEZ91
Auckland, NZ 1991
AY326332
JC5C/AL-NEZ91
Auckland, NZ 1991
AY326333
Russia


C4/MO-RUS67
Moscow, Russia 1967
AY247015
C19/MO-RUS68
Moscow, Russia 1968
AY247016
C44/MO-RUS69
Moscow, Russia 1969
AY247017
C68/MO-RUS73
Moscow, Russia 1973
AY247018
C74/MO-RUS97 Moscow, Russia 1997 AY247019

aNew E1 gene sequences not previously reported in earlier studies (8-12) are listed in this Table. A complete list of sequences used in this study is available online (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol09no12/03-0242.htm#table1)
bIsolated in Seattle, WA, USA

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1Current address: Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.

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