Tracing of norovirus outbreak strains in mussels collected near sewage effluents

Nancy P Nenonen, Charles Hannoun, Peter Horal, Bodil Hernroth, Tomas Bergström

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Abstract

Noroviruses from mussels collected near sewage effluents were compared with local patient outbreak strains. Sequence analyses of RNA polymerase-capsid-poly(A)-3' (3.1-kilobase) regions confirmed the 99.9% similarity between genotype I.1 strains from mussels and patient strains from recreational-bathing outbreaks, indicating the potential usefulness of sentinel norovirus mussel studies in tracing human norovirus contamination of coastal waters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2544-9
Number of pages2535
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume74
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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