Detection and characterization of a human G9P[4] rotavirus strain in Japan.

@article{Yamamoto2015DetectionAC,
  title={Detection and characterization of a human G9P[4] rotavirus strain in Japan.},
  author={Seiji P. Yamamoto and Atsushi Kaida and Atsushi Ono and Hideyuki Kubo and Nobuhiro Iritani},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2015},
  volume={87 8},
  pages={1311-8}
}
In a surveillance system in Osaka City, Japan, 48 sporadic rotavirus A (RVA) infections were detected during 2008/2009-2011/2012 seasons. The G/P-genotypes of detected RVAs were G1P[8], G2P[4], G3P[8], G9P[4], and G9P[8]. Although G9P[4] is a rare genotype that had not been reported in Japan, it was the second most prevalent genotype, following G1P[8], and accounted for 35.3% of RVA cases in the 2011/2012 season. Further genotyping revealed that the G9P[4] strain had genotype 2 internal protein… CONTINUE READING