Genomic Characterization of Novel Human Parechovirus Type

Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Feb;15(2):288-91. doi: 10.3201/eid1502.080341.

Abstract

Using a simple metagenomic approach, we identified a divergent human parechovirus (HPeV) in the stool of a child in Pakistan. Genomic characterization showed this virus was distinct enough from reported HPeV types to qualify as candidate prototype for the seventh HPeV type.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Feces / virology*
  • Genome, Viral
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Pakistan / epidemiology
  • Parechovirus / classification*
  • Parechovirus / genetics
  • Parechovirus / isolation & purification*
  • Phylogeny
  • Picornaviridae Infections / epidemiology*
  • Picornaviridae Infections / virology
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA*
  • Species Specificity

Associated data

  • GENBANK/EU556224