Table 1: Characteristics of VZV infections in Chinese patients from whom VZV strains were isolated between July 2007 and July 2008.

CladeVZV isolateSexAge (year)IsolationPatient typeStrain OriginHistory of varicella

2China-1M50YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-2M45YesAmbulatoryZosterNot available
2China-3M70YesHospitalizedZosterChildhood in China
2China-4M64YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-5M34YesAmbulatoryZosterNot available
2China-6M67YesAmbulatoryZosterNot available
2China-7M35YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-8M30YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-9F67YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-10M71YesAmbulatoryZosterNot available
2China-11M74YesHospitalizedZosterChildhood in China
2China-12F80YesHospitalizedZosterNot available
2China-13F40YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-14M18YesAmbulatoryVaricellaNot available
2China-15F76YesAmbulatoryZosterNot available
2China-16M47YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-17M20YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-18M17YesAmbulatoryVaricellaNot available
2China-19F32YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-20F12NoAmbulatoryVaricellaNot available
2China-21M78NoHospitalizedZosterChildhood in China
2China-22F86YesHospitalizedZosterChildhood in China
2China-23F23YesAmbulatoryVaricellaNot available
2China-24M24YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-25M16YesAmbulatoryVaricellaNot available
2China-26F56YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-27F68YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-28F32YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-29F46YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-30F9YesAmbulatoryVaricellaNot available
2China-31M58YesAmbulatoryVaricellaNot available
2China-32M69YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-33F71YesHospitalizedZosterChildhood in China
2China-34M21YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-35M3YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-36M10YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-37M25YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-38F31YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-39F26YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-40M37YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-41F28YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-42F51YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-43F50YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China
2China-44M26YesAmbulatoryZosterChildhood in China