Gastroenteritis Outbreaks Caused by Norovirus GII.17, Guangdong Province, China, 2014-2015

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Jul;21(7):1240-2. doi: 10.3201/eid2107.150226.

Abstract

In the past decade, the most prevalent norovirus genotype causing viral gastroenteritis outbreaks worldwide, including China, has been GII.4. In winter 2014-15, norovirus outbreaks in Guangdong, China, increased. Sequence analysis indicated that 82% of the outbreaks were caused by a norovirus GII.17 variant.

Keywords: China; GII.17; gastroenteritis; genotype; norovirus; outbreaks; viruses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • China / epidemiology
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Gastroenteritis / epidemiology*
  • Gastroenteritis / virology*
  • Genes, Viral
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Norovirus / genetics*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA

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