Noroviruses and sapoviruses in pigs in Belgium

Noroviruses and sapoviruses in pigs in Belgium Porcine noroviruses and sapoviruses belong to the family Caliciviridae and are rarely reported in European countries. In this study, swine stools from a region representative of northern Europe were screened for these viruses by RT-PCR. Both porcine noroviruses and sapoviruses were detected, showing their circulation in this region. The porcine norovirus strains were genetically related to genotype 19 strains in the genogroup II of the genus Norovirus . The porcine sapovirus strains were genetically related to the porcine enteric calicivirus Cowden reference strain and to newly described porcine strains in the genus Sapovirus . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Biomedicine; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology ; Virology
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-008-0189-4
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Abstract

Porcine noroviruses and sapoviruses belong to the family Caliciviridae and are rarely reported in European countries. In this study, swine stools from a region representative of northern Europe were screened for these viruses by RT-PCR. Both porcine noroviruses and sapoviruses were detected, showing their circulation in this region. The porcine norovirus strains were genetically related to genotype 19 strains in the genogroup II of the genus Norovirus . The porcine sapovirus strains were genetically related to the porcine enteric calicivirus Cowden reference strain and to newly described porcine strains in the genus Sapovirus .

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Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2008

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