Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 23rd, 2005
"Molecular characterization of measles virus is important for disease surveillance and for monitoring elimination of the virus throughout the world. Furthermore, knowledge of genotype distribution in as many countries as possible is useful for tracing the origin of a strain, especially in countries without endemic measles disease, where most cases are imported. Data on genotypes circulating in Spain from 1970 to 1997 showed the prevalence of genotypes C1, C2, and D6, with...
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