First molecular detection of Aichi virus in sewage and shellfish samples in the Monastir region of Tunisia

@article{SdiriLoulizi2010FirstMD,
  title={First molecular detection of Aichi virus in sewage and shellfish samples in the Monastir region of Tunisia},
  author={Khira Sdiri-Loulizi and Mouna Ben Hassine and Zaydoun Aouni and Hakima Gharbi-Kh{\'e}lifi and Nabil Sakly and Slaheddine Chouchane and Mohamed N{\'e}ji Gu{\'e}diche and Pierre Pothier and Mahjoub Aouni and Katia Ambert-Balay},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2010},
  volume={155},
  pages={1509-1513}
}
The aims of our investigations were (1) to look for Aichi virus in environmental samples and (2) to compare the Aichi virus strains in both clinical and environmental samples in order to evaluate the role of environmental contamination as a possible vehicle for viral transmission. Aichi virus was detected in 15 (6%) sewage samples and in 4 (6.6%) shellfish samples. Aichi virus was identified for the first time in water samples. Phylogenetic analysis revealed several clusters that occurred… CONTINUE READING