The simultaneous occurrence of human norovirus and hepatitis E virus in a Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus)

@article{Wolf2013TheSO,
  title={The simultaneous occurrence of human norovirus and hepatitis E virus in a Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus)},
  author={Sandro Wolf and Jochen Reetz and R Johne and Ann-Charlotte Heiberg and Samuel Petri and Hanna Kanig and Rainer G Ulrich},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2013},
  volume={158},
  pages={1575-1578}
}
Wild rats can be reservoirs and vectors for several human pathogens. An initial RT-PCR screening of the intestinal contents of Norway rats trapped in the sewer system of Copenhagen, Denmark, for caliciviruses revealed the presence of a human norovirus in one of 11 rodents. Subsequent phylogenetic analysis of the ~4.0-kb 3′-terminus of the norovirus genome resulted in the identification of a recombinant GI.b/GI.6 strain. The simultaneous detection of hepatitis E virus-like particles in the feces… CONTINUE READING
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