Molecular epidemiology of norovirus gastroenteritis in children in Jiangmen, China, 2005–2007

@article{Dai2011MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of norovirus gastroenteritis in children in Jiangmen, China, 2005–2007},
  author={Ying-chun Dai and Gui-fang Hu and Xu-fu Zhang and Can-lei Song and Wen-long Xiang and Xian-bo Wu and Le-yi Wang and Xi Jiang and Jun Xiao Nie},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2011},
  volume={156},
  pages={1641-1646}
}
Human noroviruses (NoVs) are an important cause of epidemic acute gastroenteritis. Their role in sporadic cases, however, is less clear. In this study, we performed a two-year surveillance (September 2005 to August 2007) of NoV gastroenteritis in outpatient clinics in a southern city of China, Jiangmen City. NoVs were detected in 115 patients (115/881, 13.1%) with 30 (26.1%) co-infections with rotaviruses. Sequence analysis showed that all 115 NoVs belonged to genogroup II, with GII.4 being the… CONTINUE READING

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