Susceptibility to winter vomiting disease: a sweet matter

@article{Rydell2011SusceptibilityTW,
  title={Susceptibility to winter vomiting disease: a sweet matter},
  author={Gustaf E. Rydell and Elin Kindberg and G{\"o}ran Larson and Lennart Svensson},
  journal={Reviews in Medical Virology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21}
}
Norovirus, the cause of winter vomiting disease, has emerged in recent years to be a major cause of sporadic and epidemic gastroenteritis worldwide. The virus has been estimated to cause >200 000 deaths each year in developing countries. Although the virus is highly contagious, volunteer and field studies have shown that a subset of individuals appears resistant to infections. A single nucleotide mutation (G428A) in the fucosyltransferase gene (FUT2) on chromosome 19 provides strong protection… 

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