Appearance of a novel measles G3 strain in multiple European countries within a two month period, 2010

Academic Article


  • During late 2010, a previously unrecognised strain of measles genotype G3 virus was identified in five different European countries by the World Health Organization Measles and Rubella Laboratory Network. Apart from one, none had a travel history to south-east Asia, the usual source of G3 viruses, although epidemiological links could be established between some of the cases. This case series illustrates the value of genotyping and sequencing in tracking measles infections, and identifying otherwise unrecognised chains of transmission.
  • Published In

  • Eurosurveillance  Journal
  • Author List

  • Brown KE; Mulders MN; Freymuth F; Santibanez S; Mosquera MM; Cordey S; Beirnes J; Shulga S; Myers R; Featherstone D
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 17