Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 11th, 2003
"Gastroenteritis outbreaks linked to shellfish consumption are numerous and Norwalk-like viruses (NLVs) are frequently the responsible causative agents," scientists in France explained. "However, molecular data linking shellfish and clinical samples are still rare despite the availability of diagnostic methods."
"In a recent outbreak," F.S. Le Guyader and colleagues at the French Institute for Sea Research and Exploitation "found the same NLV sequence in stool and shellfish samples (100% identity over 313 bp in the capsid region), supporting the epidemiological data...
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