Rapid molecular epidemiology investigations into two recent measles outbreaks in Israel detected from October 2023 to January 2024

Efrat Bucris*, Victoria Indenbaum, Tal Levin, Yara Kanaaneh, Keren Friedman, Tatyana Kushnir, Rivka Sheffer, Michal Savion, Matanelle Salama, Noa Di-Castro, Kozita Labay, Maya Butera, Baraah Shihada, Zohar Mor, Yaniv Lustig, Neta S. Zuckerman

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Abstract

Between late 2023 and early 2024, two measles outbreaks occurred in Israel, each caused by importation of measles virus strains of respective B3 and D8 genotypes. In this study, we validate transmission pathways uncovered by epidemiological investigations using a rapid molecular approach, based on complete measles virus genomes. The presented findings support this rapid molecular approach in complementing conventional contact tracing and highlight its potential for informing public health interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2400202
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume29
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Apr 2024

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