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Volume 4, Number 1—March 1998


Genetic Diversity of Wild-Type Measles Viruses: Implications for Global Measles Elimination Programs

William J. Bellini and Paul A. Rota
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Sources of genotypes isolated in the United States, 1995–1997

Group No. of isolates Imports from Also circulating in
4 13 Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Brazil, Austria, Italy, Greece, Ukraine Central Europe, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom
3 9 Japan Japan, Thailand
5 8 Italy, Germany Central Europe, United Kingdom, Brazil
7 3 Paskistan, Kenya South Africa, Canada
8 2 China, Vietnam China
2 1 Philippines United States 1989–1992, Micronesia
1 1 Unknown United Kingdom, Russia, China, Argentina
6 1 Kenya The Gambia, Cameroon, Gabon, Zambia

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