Novel measles virus genotype, East Timor and Australia

Doris Chibo, Michaela Riddell, Michael Catton, Christopher Birch

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Abstract

Measles outbreaks in 1999 in Queensland and Victoria, Australia, were caused by a novel strain of clade G virus (proposed name g3). Epidemiologic and molecular evidence supports independent circulation of this virus in Queensland, northern Australia, in addition to importation of the virus by East Timor refugees seeking safe haven in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-737
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

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