Genetic Analysis of Norovirus Strains that Caused Gastroenteritis Outbreaks Among River Rafters in the Grand Canyon, Arizona

Masaaki Kitajima, Brandon C. Iker, Anne Magill-Collins, Marlene Gaither, James D. Stoehr, Charles P. Gerba

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Abstract

Toilet solid waste samples collected from five outbreaks among rafters in the Grand Canyon were subjected to sequencing analysis of norovirus partial capsid gene. The results revealed that a GI.3 strain was associated with one outbreak, whereas the other outbreaks were caused by GII.5 whose sequences shared >98.9% homology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalFood and Environmental Virology
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Genotype
  • Norovirus
  • PCR
  • Phylogenetic analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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