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investigation of optimal specimen type and sampling time for detection of measles virus rna during a measles epidemic.at various times postonset of rash, 74 patients positive for measles virus-specific immunoglobulin m provided samples for detection of measles virus rna by a reverse transcriptase pcr. of lymphocytes, urine, throat swab, and serum specimens, throat swab specimens were optimal for detection of measles virus rna during the first 2 weeks after the rash.200111136805
novel measles virus genotype, east timor and australia.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.200212095446
residual susceptibility to measles among young adults in victoria, australia following a national targeted measles-mumps-rubella vaccination campaign.past measles immunisation policies in australia have resulted in a cohort of young adults who have been inadequately vaccinated, but who also have low levels of naturally acquired immunity because immunisation programs have decreased the circulation of wild virus. a measles-mumps-rubella (mmr) immunisation campaign aimed at addressing this susceptibility to measles among young adults was conducted in australia in 2001-2. by estimating age-specific immunity, we aimed to evaluate the success of th ...200717555601
dried venous blood samples for the detection and quantification of measles igg using a commercial enzyme immunoassay.to determine whether samples of dried venous blood (dvb) were an acceptable alternative to serum for detecting measles-specific igg in a commercial enzyme immunoassay.200314758429
measles case imported from europe to victoria, australia, march 2006. 200616816463
studies of measles viruses circulating in australia between 1999 and 2001 reveals a new genotype.nineteen distinct measles virus (mv) strains associated with nine different genotypes were identified in five australian states (victoria, new south wales, queensland, northern territory and western australia) between 1999 and 2001. one of the strains identified is likely to represent a new genotype within the clade d viruses (proposed to be d9). no evidence for an indigenous mv strain was found. when epidemiologic information associated with the index case was available for the outbreaks, it us ...200312573500
measles outbreak in young adults in victoria, 1999.to describe an outbreak of measles in victoria.200011149302
enhanced measles surveillance during an interepidemic period in victoria.to describe results of the first two years of enhanced measles surveillance in victoria.200010735021
a random cluster survey and a convenience sample give comparable estimates of immunity to vaccine preventable diseases in children of school age in victoria, australia.we compared estimates of the age-specific population immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis b and varicella zoster viruses in victorian school children obtained by a national sero-survey, using a convenience sample of residual sera from diagnostic laboratories throughout australia, with those from a three-stage random cluster survey. when grouped according to school age (primary or secondary school) there was no significant difference in the estimates of immunity to measles, mumps, hepat ...200212163264
a serosurvey evaluation of the school-based measles 'catch-up' immunisation campaign in victorian school-aged children.to determine the proportion of victorian primary school students protected against measles infection one year after the completion of the measles 'catch-up' immunisation campaign of 1998 and to compare this with the proportion of year 9 and 10 (aged 14-16 years) students.200111824989
molecular characterization of measles viruses isolated in victoria, australia, between 1973 and 1998.molecular epidemiology studies have made significant contributions to the control of measles virus infection through the identification of source and transmission pathways of the virus. these studies allow observation of changes in measles virus genotypes over time in a particular geographical location, clarification of epidemiological links during measles outbreaks, separation of indigenous strains from newly imported strains and distinction between vaccine- and wild-type virus-associated illne ...200010993941
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