CDC is a
designated WHO Measles Strain Bank and requests
submission of viral isolates or clinical specimens from cases of measles for genetic characterization.
Viral isolates and clinical specimens arriving from outside of the USA
will require a CDC Import Permit and Address Label, available upon request
(a faxed copy is acceptable). A copy of the import permit must accompany
the shipping documents. The import address label must be affixed to the
outer shipping container. Please call, fax or e-mail CDC's Measles Virus
Section to obtain a valid permit if the date has expired or if the permit
has been lost.
important to notify the Measles Virus Section before shipping.
Tel: 404-639-1156 or 404-639-3512
information for shipping specimens
Shipping address for CDC:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DASH #81 Att: Dr. Bellini
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30333