Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 14th, 2005
"Noroviruses (NVs) are the major cause of food- and waterborne nonbacterial gastroenteritis in Japan. Between April 2002 and March 2003, a total of 111 fecal specimens from 40 outbreaks of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis in Osaka City, Japan were subject to NV detection.
"Seventy-two samples (64.9%) from 31 outbreaks (77.5%) were NV positive by a real time reverse transcription (RT)-PCR assay," researchers in Japan report.
"To further determine the genotype of individual NV strains, we sequenced the capsid N-terminal/shell (N/S) domain of some representative...
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