Surveillance of human astrovirus circulation in Italy 2002-2005: emergence of lineage 2c strains

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Abstract

By screening faecal samples collected over four consecutive years (2002-2005) from hospitalized children with diarrhoea in Palermo, Italy, astroviruses (HAstVs) were detected in 3.95% of the patients. The predominant type circulating was HAstV-1 but, in 2002, only HAstV-2 and -4 were identified. Interestingly, the HAstVs-2 detected appeared to be consistently different in 5' end of their open reading frame 2 from the previously described subtypes. These novel type 2 strains were included in a new 2c lineage based on the phylogenetic analysis and the presence of nine peculiar substitutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume17
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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