Occurrence of measles genotype D8 during a 2014 outbreak in Banjarmasin South Kalimantan Indonesia.

Wednesday, 16th of November 2016 Print

Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Nov 4. pii: S1201-9712(16)31213-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.10.029. [Epub ahead of print]

Occurrence of measles genotype D8 during a 2014 outbreak in Banjarmasin South Kalimantan Indonesia.

Hartoyo E1 Wiyatno A2 Jaya UA3 Maroef CN2 Monagin C4 Myint KS2 Safari D5.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

We investigate an outbreak with measles symptoms occurred in children in Banjarmasin South Kalimantan Indonesia in 2014.

METHODS:

Nasal swabs were collected from 23 hospitalized (median age of 41 months) with fever and other measles symptoms in Ulin General Hospital and Islamic Hospital Banjarmasin South Kalimantan. Viral RNA was extracted for cDNA synthesis followed by PCR and Sequencing using paramyxovirus family consensus- and -N-gene primers.

RESULT:

We identified sixteen measles-positive patients (70%) and that the 15 virus strains belonged to genotype D8 and one strain was confirmed as a genotype D9.

CONCLUSION:

We detected measles virus genotype D8 in an outbreak of measles in South Kalimantan Indonesia in 2014.

 

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