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Status of global virologic surveillance for rubella viruses.
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PMID:  21666209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The suspected measles case definition captures rubella cases. Therefore, measles surveillance will be improved in the course of the control and eventual elimination of rubella transmission. One aspect of rubella control, virologic surveillance, is reviewed here. A systematic nomenclature for rubella viruses (RVs) based on 13 genotypes has been established and is updated when warranted by increases in information about RVs. From 2005 through 2010, the genotypes of RVs most frequently reported were 1E, 1G, and 2B, and genotypes 1a, 1B, 1C, 1h, 1j, and 2C were less frequently reported. Virologic surveillance can support rubella control and elimination. Synopses of rubella virologic surveillance in various countries, regions, and globally are given, including characterization of viruses from imported cases in a country that has eliminated rubella and studies of endemic viruses circulating in countries without rubella control objectives. Current challenges are discussed.
Authors:
Emily S Abernathy; Judith M Hübschen; Claude P Muller; Li Jin; David Brown; Katsuhiro Komase; Yoshio Mori; Wenbo Xu; Zhen Zhu; Marilda M Siqueira; Sergey Shulga; Nina Tikhonova; Sirima Pattamadilok; Patcha Incomserb; Sheilagh B Smit; Chantal Akoua-Koffi; Josephine Bwogi; Wilina W L Lim; Gibson K S Woo; Hinda Triki; Youngmee Jee; Mick N Mulders; Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis; Hinda Ahmed; Nalini Ramamurty; David Featherstone; Joseph P Icenogle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  204 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1537-6613     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413675     Medline TA:  J Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S524-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
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