Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 22nd, 2005
"Molecular characterization of measles viruses (MV) helps to identify transmission pathways of the virus and to document persistence or interruption of endemic virus circulation. In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, measles genotypes from only few countries have been documented.
"This study reports the genetic characteristics of virus strains from recent measles outbreaks in Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Iran in 2002-2003," scientists writing in the Journal of Clinical Virology report.
"Virus sequences in the nucleoprotein gene were...
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