Vaccine Oka varicella-zoster virus genotypes are monomorphic in single vesicles and polymorphic in respiratory tract secretions.

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We previously found that, after immunization with vaccine Oka varicella-zoster virus, virus obtained from a single vesicle were monomorphic, and virus obtained from different individuals were heterogeneous. Here we show that virus obtained from the lungs of a patient were a mixture of vaccine Oka variants. We hypothesize that complications after immunization are unlikely to be caused by expansion of a single, biologically more virulent clone of virus that either pre-exists in the vaccine or develops after random mutation of different clones. We hypothesize that some clones are more trophic than others for skin.

Investigators
Abbreviation
J. Infect. Dis.
Publication Date
2005-12-27
Volume
193
Issue
7
Page Numbers
927-30
Pubmed ID
16518753
Medium
Print-Electronic
Full Title
Vaccine Oka varicella-zoster virus genotypes are monomorphic in single vesicles and polymorphic in respiratory tract secretions.
Authors
Quinlivan MA, Gershon AA, Nichols RA, La Russa P, Steinberg SP, Breuer J