Accessing the database
The aim of this initiative is to develop a web-accessible
and quality-controlled nucleotide database for the WHO Measles Laboratory Network. This database is used as a tool to track measles sequence diversity and monitor elimination of virus strains.
This database currently (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:36:32 +0100
sample records and
for more details on the current data.
The quality of all submitted sequences is checked before depositing
in the database.
We also provide tools:
To search any combination of fields in the MeaNS database,
To find identical or similar Measles sequences
To genotype Measles strains (based on Measles N genes)
To access the data and to use the analytical tools, you are required to
Registration for academic use is free.
If you have any questions about the database,
please email the curators (Means-AT-phe.gov.uk)
You can also view or download a MeaNS training video
or look at the MeaNS FAQ
The latest WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record discussing means can be read here:
WER May 2016
Please cite means using the following publication
J Infect Dis. 2011 Jul;204 Suppl 1:S514-23. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jir118.
Global distribution of measles genotypes and measles molecular epidemiology.
Rota PA et al
This web database development is funded, curated and hosted
Public Health England