Complete Genome Sequence of an Emergent Recombinant GII.P16-GII.2 Norovirus Strain Associated with an Epidemic Spread in the Winter of 2016-2017 in Hong Kong, China

Genome Announc. 2017 May 18;5(20):e00343-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00343-17.


A new recombinant norovirus, GII.P16-GII.2, emerged in the winter of 2016-2017. Here, we report the complete genome of this strain (Hu/GII/HK/2016/GII.P16-GII.2/CUHK-NS-1082), which was collected from a patient hospitalized with gastroenteritis in September 2016 in Hong Kong, China, and sequenced using next-generation sequencing. This genome had a 95.2% nucleotide identity to the closest sequence in GenBank.