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Seasonal pattern and genotype distribution of sapovirus infection in Japan, 2003-2009.
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PMID:  21371364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
SUMMARYSapovirus, a member of the family Caliciviridae, is one of the major causative agents of viral gastroenteritis affecting all age groups. A total of 3232 faecal specimens collected from infants and children with gastroenteritis in five different regions of Japan during 2003-2009 were examined for sapovirus by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Sapoviruses were detected in 131 (4·05%) patients with the peak observed mainly in the cold season (November-March) in Japan during 2003-2009. During the last 6 years, sapovirus GI/1 was the predominant strain in Japan followed by GIV, GII/3, GII/6, GII/2, GII/12 and GI, respectively.
S K Dey; O Phathammavong; T D Nguyen; A Thongprachum; W Chan-It; S Okitsu; M Mizuguchi; H Ushijima
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology and infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8703737     Medline TA:  Epidemiol Infect     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Developmental Medical Sciences, Institute of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
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