Genome of Emerging Norovirus GII.17, United States, 2014

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Aug;21(8):1477-9. doi: 10.3201/eid2108.150652.


To determine whether the norovirus strain GII.17 recently detected in Maryland, USA, (Hu/GII.17/Gaithersburg/2014/US) is spreading globally, we characterized the genome. High similarity with the norovirus GII.17 that caused recent outbreaks in Asia indicates that the same strain was present in the United States during the 2014-15 norovirus season (winter).

Keywords: China; GII.17; United States; diarrhea; genome; norovirus; viruses.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Caliciviridae Infections / epidemiology*
  • Diarrhea / epidemiology
  • Diarrhea / virology
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Gastroenteritis / epidemiology
  • Gastroenteritis / virology
  • Humans
  • Norovirus / genetics*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • United States / epidemiology