Molecular identification of emergent GII.P17-GII.17 norovirus genotype, Romania, 2015.

Molecular identification of emergent GII.P17-GII.17 norovirus genotype, Romania, 2015. Euro Surveill. 2016 Feb 18;21(7) Authors: Dinu S, Nagy M, Negru DG, Popovici ED, Zota L, Oprișan G Abstract The novel GII.P17-GII.17 norovirus genotype has been reported as cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in China and Japan since the winter season 2014/15, replacing the pandemic strain GII.4 Sydney 2012. These emergent strains have also been sporadically reported on other continents than Asia. GII.P17-GII.17 isolates, similar to Kawasaki308 2015, were identified in three patients during a large outbreak of acute gastroenteritis affecting 328 people in Romania, in neighbouring localities, in 2015. PMID: 26924169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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