Objective: To analysis the running status of measles laboratory network (MLN), and to provide the experience for measles surveillance.
Methods: The results of the confirmation data for measles specimen were analysed in 2008.
Result: 4597 suspected measles cases were reported from MLN in Gansu in 2008, and 3762 sera samples were collected. The collection rate was 81.8%, 1879 of them were IgM positive for measles, and the positive rate was 49.9%. 1343 rubella sera specimen were detected, 611 of them were IgM positive for rubella, and the positive rate was 45.5%. According to the dentification from Chinese CDC, H1a genotype was only type of 3 measles strains found in Gansu by RT-PCR and nucleotide sequencing analysis.
Conclusion: The laboratory network were running well in 2008.