Characterization of norovirus strains in Australian children from 2006 to 2008: prevalence of recombinant strains.

@article{Mahar2011CharacterizationON,
  title={Characterization of norovirus strains in Australian children from 2006 to 2008: prevalence of recombinant strains.},
  author={Jackie E. Mahar and Carl D Kirkwood},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2011},
  volume={83 12},
  pages={2213-9}
}
Noroviruses are highly infectious and are the most common cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks. Genotype II.4 strains have been the dominant type identified in adults, however the genotype distribution in children is less clearly defined. This study aimed to detect and genotype norovirus strains infecting children hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis in Melbourne, Australia from 2006 to 2008. Stool samples were collected from 272 children admitted to the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne… CONTINUE READING
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