Molecular epidemiology of outbreaks of gastroenteritis associated with small round structured viruses in Germany in 1997/98

Arch Virol. 2000;145(3):443-53. doi: 10.1007/s007050050038.

Abstract

The molecular epidemiology of small round structured viruses (SRSVs) in Germany was studied using fecal specimens from 16 SRSV-associated gastroenteritis outbreaks in different parts of Germany during 1997/1998 by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and by sequencing of the ORF1 and ORF3 amplicons. The majority of the isolates clustered in one subtype and were closely related to published SRSV sequences of genogroup II.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Caliciviridae Infections / epidemiology*
  • Caliciviridae Infections / virology
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Feces / virology
  • Gastroenteritis / epidemiology*
  • Gastroenteritis / virology
  • Germany / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Molecular Epidemiology*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Norwalk virus / classification
  • Norwalk virus / genetics*
  • Norwalk virus / isolation & purification
  • Open Reading Frames / genetics
  • Phylogeny
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AF093797
  • GENBANK/AF178971
  • GENBANK/AF178972