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A new mumps virus lineage found in the 1995 mumps outbreak in Western Switzerland identified by nucleotide sequence analysis of the SH gene

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We determined the nucleotide sequence of the SH gene and its flanking regions over a range of 380 nucleotides for three distinct mumps virus (MUV) isolates. Two isolates from the 1992 mumps epidemic in Western Switzerland and one MUV isolated in 1995 in the same geographic area have been analyzed and compared to 16 recently published SH nucleotide sequences and their presumed amino acid sequences. The nucleotide sequences from the 1992 MUV isolates were identical and closely related to two MUV strains from Eastern Switzerland and strains from the U.K. The MUV isolated in 1995 is clearly different from all other strains.

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Ströhle, A., Bernasconi, C. & Germann, D. A new mumps virus lineage found in the 1995 mumps outbreak in Western Switzerland identified by nucleotide sequence analysis of the SH gene. Archives of Virology 141, 733–741 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01718331

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Keywords

  • Nucleotide
  • Infectious Disease
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Nucleotide Sequence