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Table 2 Clade summary of the VZV strains isolated in mainland China according to previous publications

From: Nationwide distribution of varicella-zoster virus clades in China

Province Collection time No. of V or Z Clade References
Guangdong before 2000 V (3) 4 [2]
Beijing before 2000 V (3) 1 or 3 [2]
Shanghai 2007 V (8) 2 [25, 26]
Hubei 2008 V (16), Z (80) 2 [32]
Anhui 2007–2008 V (2), Z (17) 2 [23]
Liaoning 2009 V (3) 2 [33]
Inner Mongolia 2010 V (3) 2 [28]
Zhejiang 2009–2011 V (25) 2 (23), 5 (2) [37]
Fujian 2010–2011 V (10), Z (34) 2 [41]
Tibet 2011 V (6), Z (4) 5 (3), 4 (4), 2 (3) [27]
Xinjiang 2012–2013 V (4), Z (116) 2 (79), 5 (40), 1 or 3 (1) [30]
Shanxi 2013 V (12) 2 [31]
Hunan 2013–2015 V (20), Z (54) 2 [29]
  1. 1. V varicella; Z herpes zoster
  2. 2. Numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of varicella and/or zoster strains