Respiratory syncytial virus group A strain variations of 28 isolates from The Netherlands collected during three consecutive seasons were studied by analyzing G protein sequences. Several lineages circulated repeatedly and simultaneously during the respective seasons. No relationships were found between lineages on the one hand and clinical severity or age on the other.

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Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Brandenburg, A.H, Moll, H.A, Claas, E.C.J, Osterhaus, A.D.M.E, & van Beek, R. (2000). G protein variation in respiratory syncytial virus group A does not correlate with clinical severity. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Retrieved from