Norovirus GII.17 as Major Epidemic Strain in Italy, Winter 2015-16

Giovanni Giammanco, Simona De Grazia, Francesca Di Bernardo, Maria Cristina Medici, Cristiana Catella, Fabio Tummolo, Anna Morea, Daniela Loconsole, Valentina Terio, Piera Dones, Maria Chironna, Vito Martella, Adriana Calderaro, Krisztiàn Bànyai, Floriana Bonura, Vincenzo Cappa

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Abstract

In winter 2015/16, norovirus GII.17 Kawasaki 2014 emerged as a cause of sporadic gastroenteritis in children in Italy. Median patient age was higher for those with GII.17 than GII.4 infection (55 vs. 24 months), suggesting limited cross-protection for older children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1206-1208
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Giammanco, G., De Grazia, S., Di Bernardo, F., Medici, M. C., Catella, C., Tummolo, F., Morea, A., Loconsole, D., Terio, V., Dones, P., Chironna, M., Martella, V., Calderaro, A., Bànyai, K., Bonura, F., & Cappa, V. (2017). Norovirus GII.17 as Major Epidemic Strain in Italy, Winter 2015-16. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23, 1206-1208.