Genotypes of respiratory syncytial virus group B identified in Uruguay

Arch Virol. 2005 Mar;150(3):603-9. doi: 10.1007/s00705-004-0412-x. Epub 2004 Oct 11.


Genotypes of Human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) of group B from Uruguay were assigned to strains isolated during 1999 and 2001 outbreaks and others formerly reported isolated in the period 1989-1996. The nucleotide sequences of the C-terminal portion of the G protein were compared to sequences representative of previously defined HRSV genotypes. Most Uruguayan strains clustered into five of the previously identified genotypes. Nine isolates clustered in two genotypes named URU1 and URU2 which were not described up to present. Two of the analyzed sequences isolated in 2001 have a six nucleotide duplication that is discussed in terms of HRSV variability.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections / virology
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human / genetics*
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human / isolation & purification
  • Uruguay / epidemiology

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AY488794
  • GENBANK/AY488795
  • GENBANK/AY488796
  • GENBANK/AY488797
  • GENBANK/AY488798
  • GENBANK/AY488799
  • GENBANK/AY488800
  • GENBANK/AY488801
  • GENBANK/AY488802
  • GENBANK/AY488803
  • GENBANK/AY488804
  • GENBANK/AY488805
  • GENBANK/AY488806