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Measles Lab Manual (English)
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Measles Lab Manual Index


This manual provides a guide for the collection and handling of specimens for the isolation and identification of measles virus. These techniques have been used successfully at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for investigation of measles outbreaks.

The Measles Lab Manual can be downloaded in a variety of formats and in either English or Spanish; see the Download Measles Lab Manual page. To browse the manual online, see the Table of Contents below.

Table of Contents

Isolation and Identification of Measles Virus in Cell Culture

I. Introduction
II. Materials Required
III. Cell Culture
IV. Processing of Specimens
V. Inoculation of Specimens for Measles Isolation
VI. Immunofluorescence
VII. Collection and Shipping of Specimens
VIII. References
Other sources of information for Measles surveillance
item Pan American Health Organization

Central Public Health Laboratory, UK

item Canada: Laboratory Centre for Disease Control
item Chile: Surveillance
item World Health Organization
Measles Initiative
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