Journal article

Incidence of group C human rotavirus in central Australia and sequence variation of the VP7 and VP4 genes

RD Schnagl, K Boniface, P Cardwell, D McCarthy, C Ondracek, B Coulson, J Erlich, F Morey

Journal of Clinical Microbiology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2004


Human group C rotavirus was identified in central Australia in each of eight years over a 16-year period between 1982 and 1997. Cases occurred either sporadically but over a relatively short period of time or as clustered outbreaks. These are the only reports of human group C rotavirus in Australia other than that of a single case reported approximately 1,800 km away in 1982. The electrophoretic genome profiles of isolates were identical for all those identified within the same year but different between those identified in different years. The VP7 genes of four isolates identified in four different years over a 7-year period between 1987 and 1993, and the VP4 genes of two of these isolates ..

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