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Volume 9, Number 10—October 2003
Dispatch

Wild-type Measles Virus in Brain Tissue of Children with Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis, Argentina

Paola Roxana Barrero*, Jorge Grippo*, Mariana Viegas*, and Alicia Susana Mistchenko*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Hospital de Niños Dr. Ricardo Gutiérrez, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Figure 2

Phylogenetic relationships of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) strains. The neighbor-joining unrooted tree was plotted with Treeview 1.5.2. Reference measles virus strains are described (2). Wild-type (genotype C1 in 1991 and D6 in 1998) as well as post-vaccinal cases (genotype A) from the last two Argentine outbreaks were included (GenBank accession no. AF263841, 43, 44, 46, 52) (7). SSPE strains are highlighted in bold type (GenBank accession no. AY253332–37)

Figure 2. Phylogenetic relationships of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) strains. The neighbor-joining unrooted tree was plotted with Treeview 1.5.2. Reference measles virus strains are described (2). Wild-type (genotype C1 in 1991 and D6 in 1998) as well as post-vaccinal cases (genotype A) from the last two Argentine outbreaks were included (GenBank accession no. AF263841, 43, 44, 46, 52) (7). SSPE strains are highlighted in bold type (GenBank accession no. AY253332–37)

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