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An outbreak of food-borne gastroenteritis due to sapovirus among junior high school students.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19050349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The human sapovirus (SaV) causes acute gastroenteritis mainly in infants and young children. A food-borne outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with SaV occurred among junior high school students in Yokohama, Japan, during and after a study trip. The nucleotide sequences of the partial capsid gene derived from the students exhibited 98% homology to a SaV genogroup IV strain, Hu/Angelholm/SW278/2004/SE, which was isolated from an adult with gastroenteritis in Solna, Sweden. An identical nucleotide sequence was detected from a food handler at the hotel restaurant, suggesting that the causative agent of the outbreak was transmitted from the food handler. This is the first description of a food-borne outbreak associated with the SaV genogroup IV strain in Japan.
Shuzo Usuku; Makoto Kumazaki; Katsuhiko Kitamura; Osamu Tochikubo; Yuzo Noguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1344-6304     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-03     Completed Date:  2009-01-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893704     Medline TA:  Jpn J Infect Dis     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  438-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Testing and Research, Yokohama City Institute of Health, Kanagawa, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Caliciviridae Infections / epidemiology*,  physiopathology,  virology
Capsid Proteins / genetics
Disease Outbreaks*
Foodborne Diseases / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  virology
Gastroenteritis / epidemiology*,  physiopathology,  virology
Japan / epidemiology
Molecular Sequence Data
Sapovirus / classification,  genetics,  isolation & purification*
Sequence Analysis, DNA
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0/Capsid Proteins

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