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Norovirus illness is a global problem: emergence and spread of norovirus GII.4 variants, 2001-2007.
BACKGROUND Noroviruses (NoVs) are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis. Their high incidence and importance in health care facilities result in a great impact on public health. Studies fromExpand
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Emergence of a novel GII.17 norovirus – End of the GII.4 era?
In the winter of 2014/15 a novel GII.P17-GII.17 norovirus strain (GII.17 Kawasaki 2014) emerged, as a major cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in China and Japan. Since their emergence these novelExpand
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Enterovirus 68 in Children with Acute Respiratory Tract Infections, Osaka, Japan
Enterovirus 68 strains were detected in 14 specimens from children with respiratory tract infections and 1 specimen from a child with febrile convulsions during 2010 in Osaka, Japan. These strainsExpand
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Gastroenteritis Outbreaks Caused by a DS-1–like G1P[8] Rotavirus Strain, Japan, 2012–2013
Rotavirus A (RVA) genotype G1P[8], a hallmark of the Wa-like strain, typically contains only genotype 1 genes. However, an unusual RVA G1P[8] with genotype 2 genes was recently detected in Japan. WeExpand
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Seasonal distribution and phylogenetic analysis of human metapneumovirus among children in Osaka City, Japan.
BACKGROUND Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is one of the etiological agents of respiratory tract infection (RTI). Because clinical symptoms of hMPV resemble those caused by respiratory syncytial virusExpand
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An outbreak of gastroenteritis in Osaka, Japan due to Escherichia coli serogroup O166:H15 that had a coding gene for enteroaggregative E. coli heat-stable enterotoxin 1 (EAST1).
In an outbreak of gastroenteritis on 23 July 1996, in Osaka, Japan, 54 of 91 persons who had attended a meeting the previous day became ill. Escherichia coli O166:H15 was isolated from stoolExpand
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Increase of GII.2 norovirus infections during the 2009–2010 season in Osaka City, Japan
During the 2009–2010 season, a significant numerical increase of genotype GII.2 norovirus (NoV)‐associated outbreaks was observed in Osaka City, Japan. The most common genotype in that season wasExpand
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Indications for worldwide increased norovirus activity associated with emergence of a new variant of genotype II.4, late 2012.
Globally, surveillance systems showed an increasein norovirus activity in late 2012. Molecular datashared through the NoroNet network suggest thatthis increase is related to the emergence of aExpand
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Prevalence of Norwalk-Like Virus Infections in Cases of Viral Gastroenteritis among Children in Osaka City, Japan
ABSTRACT Surveillance of Norwalk-like virus (NLV) infections in cases of pediatric gastroenteritis between April 1996 and March 2000 showed that NLVs were an important causative agent in viralExpand
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Human sapovirus classification based on complete capsid nucleotide sequences
The genetically diverse sapoviruses (SaVs) are a significant cause of acute human gastroenteritis. Human SaV surveillance is becoming more critical, and a better understanding of the diversity andExpand
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