Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 18th, 2006
"Norovirus (NoV) is highly infectious and is the major cause of outbreak gastroenteritis in adults, with pandemic spread of the virus being reported in 1995 and 2002. The NoV genome is genetically diverse, which has hampered development of sensitive molecular biology-based methods," scientists in Australia report.
According to the authors, "In this study we report on a nested reverse transcriptase PCR (nRT-PCR) that was designed to amplify the highly conserved 3' end of the polymerase region and the 5' end of the capsid gene of NoV genogroup II (GII). The nRT-PCR...
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