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Vijesh S., Kuttiatt and E, Sreekumar and Suja M. , Sukumaran and Radhakrishnan R., Nair (2014) Detection of Measles Virus Genotype B3, India. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 20 (10). pp. 1764-6. ISSN 1080-6059

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Abstract

Molecular epidemiologic investigations and virologic surveillance contribute notably to the control and prevention of measles (1). Nearly half of measles-related deaths worldwide occur in India, yet virologic surveillance data are incomplete for many regions of the country (2,3). Previous studies have documented the presence of measles virus genotypes D4, D7, and D8 in India, and genotypes D5, D9, D11, H1, and G3 have been detected in neighboring countries (3,4). Kerala, India’s southernmost state, has high measles vaccination coverage compared with many other states in the country; however, the disease is still endemic in the region. Two districts, Thiruvananthapuram and Malappuram, report the highest numbers of cases (5). Baseline data on circulating measles virus genotypes are needed for measles elimination, but such data are not available for Kerala. In this context, we performed a pilot genetic analysis of the measles virus strains circulating in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: measles, virus, genotype B3, Kerala, India
Subjects: Viral Disease Biology
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 07:14
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 07:14
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/392

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