Identical genotype B3 sequences from measles patients in 4 countries, 2005

Jennifer Rota*, Luis Lowe, Paul Rota, William Bellini, Susan Redd, Gustavo Dayan, Rob Van Binnendijk, Susan Hahné, Graham Tipples, Jeannette Macey, Rita Espinoza, Drew Posey, Andrew Plummer, John Bateman, José Gudiño, Edith Cruz-Ramirez, Irma Lopez-Martinez, Luis Anaya-Lopez, Teneg Holy Akwar, Scott GiffinVerónica Carrión, Ana Maria Bispo De Filippis, Andrea Vicari, Christina Tan, Bruce Wolf, Katherine Wytovich, Peter Borus, Francis Mbugua, Paul Chege, Janeth Kombich, Chantal Akoua-Koffi, Sheilagh Smit, Henry Bukenya, Josephine Bwogi, Frederick Ndhoga Baliraine, Jacques Kremer, Claude Muller, Sabine Santibanez

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Surveillance of measles virus detected an epidemiologic link between a refugee from Kenya and a Dutch tourist in New Jersey, USA. Identical genotype B3 sequences from patients with contemporaneous cases in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in November and December 2005 indicate that Kenya was likely to have been the common source of virus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1779-1781
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006


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