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Norovirus illness is a global problem: emergence and spread of norovirus GII.4 variants, 2001-2007.
Establishing a global NoV network by which data on strains with the potential to cause pandemics can be rapidly exchanged may lead to improved prevention and intervention strategies, and show notable differences in geographic prevalence. Expand
Kobuviruses – a comprehensive review
This review summarises the current knowledge on kobuviruses including taxonomy, biology and viral characteristics, and covers all aspects of infection including epidemiology, clinical picture, host species diversity, laboratory diagnosis and it gives a summary about possible future perspectives. Expand
Complete nucleotide and amino acid sequences and genetic organization of porcine kobuvirus, a member of a new species in the genus Kobuvirus, family Picornaviridae
The complete nucleotide and amino acid sequences and genetic organization of porcine kobuvirus were determined and it was found that it belongs to a potential new species—the third—in the genus Kobuvirus. Expand
Candidate New Species of Kobuvirus in Porcine Hosts
The aim of the study was to detect porcine calicivirus (norovirus and sapovirus) in domestic pigs by using reverse transcription–PCR (RT-PCR) and a new candidate species of kobuvirus was reported. Expand
Characterization and zoonotic potential of endemic hepatitis E virus (HEV) strains in humans and animals in Hungary.
HEV is an endemic agent in Hungary and cross-species infection with genotype 3 HEV potentially involves a food-borne transmission route in Hungary. Expand
Increase in viral gastroenteritis outbreaks in Europe and epidemic spread of new norovirus variant
Data from ten European countries show a striking increase and unusual seasonal pattern of norovirus gastroenteritis in 2002 that occurred concurrently with the emergence of a novel genetic variant, raising questions about the biological properties of the variant and the mechanisms for its rapid dissemination. Expand
Increase in norovirus activity reported in Europe.
A large increase in norovirus outbreaks in Hungary and Germany was reported to European national health authorities via the Foodborne Viruses in Europe network
Detection of hepatitis E virus in samples of animal origin collected in Hungary.
Wide distribution of HEV is revealed in Hungarian wild ungulate and domesticated swine populations, with considerable genetic diversity among the strains, which supports the opinions on the zoonotic transmission of the virus. Expand
Emergence of a novel GII.17 norovirus – End of the GII.4 era?
An overview of the available information on GII.P17-GII.17 norovirus in context of current knowledge on the epidemiology of noroviruses is provided to gain insight in the viral and host characteristics of this norov virus genotype. Expand
Analysis of Integrated Virological and Epidemiological Reports of Norovirus Outbreaks Collected within the Foodborne Viruses in Europe Network from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2006
The consecutive emergence of new GII.4 variants is highly indicative of immune-driven selection, and their predominance in health care settings suggests properties that facilitate transmission in settings with a high concentration of people such as higher virus loads in excreta or a higher incidence of vomiting. Expand