Detection of Aichi virus in South Korea

Detection of Aichi virus in South Korea Aichi virus (AiV) is considered to be a possible etiologic agent of acute gastroenteritis (GE). We analyzed 1,568 stool samples collected by the Seoul Metropolitan Health Research Center from patients with GE during outbreaks in Seoul, together with 378 archived common-enteric-virus-negative stool samples from children with GE hospitalized at a tertiary hospital in Seoul. AiV was detected in 1.7 % (27/1,568) of the first group but not found in the second group (0 %, 0/378). Genotypes A and B of AiV were both detected in this study. This is the first study confirming the circulation of AiV in Korea. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Detection of Aichi virus in South Korea

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Springer Vienna
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Subject
Biomedicine; Virology; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Diseases
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-014-2006-6
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Abstract

Aichi virus (AiV) is considered to be a possible etiologic agent of acute gastroenteritis (GE). We analyzed 1,568 stool samples collected by the Seoul Metropolitan Health Research Center from patients with GE during outbreaks in Seoul, together with 378 archived common-enteric-virus-negative stool samples from children with GE hospitalized at a tertiary hospital in Seoul. AiV was detected in 1.7 % (27/1,568) of the first group but not found in the second group (0 %, 0/378). Genotypes A and B of AiV were both detected in this study. This is the first study confirming the circulation of AiV in Korea.

Journal

Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 1, 2014

References

  • Emergence of norovirus GII-4/2008 variant and recombinant strains in Seoul, Korea
    Han, TH; Kim, CH; Chung, JY; Park, SH; Hwang, ES
  • Molecular characterization of the first Aichi viruses isolated in Europe and in South America
    Oh, DY; Silva, PA; Hauroeder, B; Diedrich, S; Cardoso, DDP; Schreier, E

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