Molecular characterization of an outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus (subgroup A) in Havana, Cuba, by monoclonal antibodies and restriction mapping (N gene)

  • Valdivia A
  • Chacon D
  • Savon C
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Twenty-one respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) strains isolated from one outbreak in Havana, Cuba (1994 to 1995), were analyzed to determine their relatedness. All isolated strains were classified as subgroup A by monoclonal antibodies. Of 21 RSV strains examined, 20 were classified as having restriction pattern NP4 and only 1 was classified as having restriction pattern NP5.

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  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antigens, Viral/*immunology
  • Cuba/epidemiology
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Epidemiology, Molecular
  • Human
  • Infant
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • RNA, Viral/*isolation & purification
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections/*epidemiolo
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human/*genetics/isola
  • Restriction Mapping

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  • PUI: 27448638
  • ISBN: 1071-412X
  • PMID: 9302221
  • ISSN: 1071-412X
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0030880928
  • SGR: 0030880928


  • A Valdivia

  • D Chacon

  • C Savon

  • S Oropesa

  • L Sarmiento

  • O Valdes

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