Molecular Characterization of Coxsackievirus B5 Isolates from Sewage, Italy 2016-2017

Simona De Grazia, Giovanni Giammanco, Licia Veronesi, Antonella Cicala, Francesca Pennino, Andrea Cossu, Stefano Fiore, Angelo Siragusa, Stefano Fontana, Sabine Gamper, Silvia Spertini, Gabriele Buttinelli, Roberta Zoni, Paola Stefanelli, Angela Maria Vittoria Larocca, Cinzia Germinario, Maria Triassi, Paolo Castiglia, Concetta Amato

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Hereby, the partial Viral Protein 1 sequences of Coxsackievirus B5 (CV-B5) from sewage samples, collected in Italy from 2016 to 2017, were compared with those available in GenBank from clinical samples. Phylogenetic analysis highlighted: (I) the predominant circulation of CV-B5 genogroup B in Italy, and (II) the presence of two new sub-genogroups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-445
Number of pages6
JournalFood and Environmental Virology
Publication statusPublished - 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Food Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Virology

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De Grazia, S., Giammanco, G., Veronesi, L., Cicala, A., Pennino, F., Cossu, A., Fiore, S., Siragusa, A., Fontana, S., Gamper, S., Spertini, S., Buttinelli, G., Zoni, R., Stefanelli, P., Larocca, A. M. V., Germinario, C., Triassi, M., Castiglia, P., & Amato, C. (2019). Molecular Characterization of Coxsackievirus B5 Isolates from Sewage, Italy 2016-2017. Food and Environmental Virology, 440-445.