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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430563/norovirus-gii-p16-gii-2-associated-gastroenteritis-china-2016
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Yuanyun Ao, Jinjin Wang, Hua Ling, Yaqing He, Xiaogeng Dong, Xuan Wang, Jingyao Peng, Hailong Zhang, Miao Jin, Zhaojun Duan
During October-December 2016, the number of norovirus outbreaks in China increased sharply from the same period during the previous 4 years. We identified a recombinant norovirus strain, GII.P16-GII.2, as the cause of 44 (79%) of the 56 outbreaks, signaling that this strain could replace the predominant GII.4 viruses.
July 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430561/association-of-gii-p16-gii-2-recombinant-norovirus-strain-with-increased-norovirus-outbreaks-guangdong-china-2016
#2
Jing Lu, Ling Fang, Limei Sun, Hanri Zeng, Yanling Li, Huanying Zheng, Siwei Wu, Feng Yang, Tie Song, Jinyan Lin, Changwen Ke, Yonghui Zhang, Jan Vinjé, Hui Li
An unusual prevalence of recombinant GII.2 noroviruses (GII.P16-GII.2) in Guangdong, China, at the end of 2016 caused a sharp increase in outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis. This event was another non-GII.4 epidemic that emerged after the GII.17 viruses in 2014 and 2015 and warrants global surveillance.
July 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429164/detection-of-gastrointestinal-pathogens-in-oncology-patients-by-highly-multiplexed-molecular-panels
#3
C C Otto, L H Chen, T He, Y-W Tang, N E Babady
We compared the frequency of gastrointestinal (GI) pathogen detection in an oncology patient population by two multiplexed molecular assays, the Luminex xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP, which identifies 14 GI pathogens) and the BioFire Gastrointestinal Panel (BFGP, which identifies 22 GI pathogens). We additionally reviewed the clinical characteristics of patients tested with both panels. A total of 200 prospectively collected and 81 archived stool samples were tested by both panels. In the prospective cohort, the GPP and BFGP identified a pathogen in 33...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421051/in-situ-capture-rt-qpcr-a-new-simple-and-sensitive-method-to-detect-human-norovirus-in-oysters
#4
Zhenhuan Zhou, Zhengan Tian, Qianqian Li, Peng Tian, Qingping Wu, Dapeng Wang, Xianming Shi
Human noroviruses (HuNoVs) are the major cause worldwide for non-bacterial acute gastroenteritis. In this study, we applied a novel viral receptor mediated in situ capture RT-qPCR (ISC-RT-qPCR) to detect HuNoVs in oysters and compared with the traditional RT-qPCR method. Ten HuNoVs RT-PCR positive and 5 negative clinical samples from gastroenteritis patients were used to compare specificity and sensitivity of ISC-RT-qPCR against that of the RT-qPCR assay. ISC-RT-qPCR had at a one-log and a two-log increase in sensitivity over that of the RT-qPCR assay for genotype I (GI) and GII, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417983/an-approach-to-and-web-based-tool-for-infectious-disease-outbreak-intervention-analysis
#5
Ashlynn R Daughton, Nicholas Generous, Reid Priedhorsky, Alina Deshpande
Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death globally. Decisions surrounding how to control an infectious disease outbreak currently rely on a subjective process involving surveillance and expert opinion. However, there are many situations where neither may be available. Modeling can fill gaps in the decision making process by using available data to provide quantitative estimates of outbreak trajectories. Effective reduction of the spread of infectious diseases can be achieved through collaboration between the modeling community and public health policy community...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408937/detection-of-gastrointestinal-pathogens-from-stool-samples-on-hemoccult-cards-by-multiplex-pcr
#6
Martin Alberer, Nicklas Schlenker, Malkin Bauer, Kerstin Helfrich, Carolin Mengele, Thomas Löscher, Hans Dieter Nothdurft, Gisela Bretzel, Marcus Beissner
Purpose. Up to 30% of international travelers are affected by travelers' diarrhea (TD). Reliable data on the etiology of TD is lacking. Sufficient laboratory capacity at travel destinations is often unavailable and transporting conventional stool samples to the home country is inconvenient. We evaluated the use of Hemoccult cards for stool sampling combined with a multiplex PCR for the detection of model viral, bacterial, and protozoal TD pathogens. Methods. Following the creation of serial dilutions for each model pathogen, last positive dilution steps (LPDs) and thereof calculated last positive sample concentrations (LPCs) were compared between conventional stool samples and card samples...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408676/complete-genome-sequence-of-human-norovirus-gii-pe-gii-4-sydney-from-the-united-states
#7
Zhihui Yang, Jan Vinjé, Michael Kulka
We report here the first near-complete genome sequence (7,551 nucleotides) of a human norovirus GII.Pe-GII.4 Sydney variant, detected in a stool sample from an outbreak on a cruise ship in 2013.
April 13, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407442/rotavirus-capsid-vp6-tubular-and-spherical-nanostructures-act-as-local-adjuvants-when-co-delivered-with-norovirus-vlps
#8
Maria Malm, Suvi Heinimäki, Timo Vesikari, Vesna Blazevic
A subunit protein vaccine candidate based on norovirus (NoV) virus-like particles (VLPs) and rotavirus (RV) VP6 protein against acute childhood gastroenteritis has been recently proposed. RV VP6 forms different oligomeric nanostructures, including tubes and spheres when expressed in vitro, which are highly immunogenic in different animal models. We have recently shown that recombinant VP6 nanotubes have an adjuvant effect on immunogenicity of NoV VLPs in mice. In this study, we investigated if the adjuvant effect is dependent on a VP6 dose or different VP6 structural assemblies...
April 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405629/human-norovirus-evolution-in-a-chronically-infected-host
#9
Sylvie Y Doerflinger, Stefan Weichert, Anna Koromyslova, Martin Chan, Christian Schwerk, Ruediger Adam, Stefan Jennewein, Grant S Hansman, Horst Schroten
Typically, human noroviruses cause symptoms of acute gastroenteritis for 2 to 4 days. Often, the virions are shed in stool for several days after the symptoms recede, which in turn can lead to further contamination and transmission. Moreover, a number of reports have considered that chronic norovirus infections, i.e., lasting months and years, might even function as reservoirs for the generation of novel strains that can escape the herd immunity or have modified binding interactions with histo-blood group antigens (HBGAs)...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401478/improved-detection-of-norovirus-and-hepatitis-a-virus-in-surface-water-by-applying-pre-pcr-processing
#10
Emmy Borgmästars, Mehrdad Mousavi Jazi, Sofia Persson, Linda Jansson, Peter Rådström, Magnus Simonsson, Johannes Hedman, Ronnie Eriksson
Quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) detection of waterborne RNA viruses generally requires concentration of large water volumes due to low virus levels. A common approach is to use dead-end ultrafiltration followed by precipitation with polyethylene glycol. However, this procedure often leads to the co-concentration of PCR inhibitors that impairs the limit of detection and causes false-negative results. Here, we applied the concept of pre-PCR processing to optimize RT-qPCR detection of norovirus genogroup I (GI), genogroup II (GII), and hepatitis A virus (HAV) in challenging water matrices...
April 11, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400558/a-universal-primer-independent-next-generation-sequencing-approach-for-investigations-of-norovirus-outbreaks-and-novel-variants
#11
Jannik Fonager, Marc Stegger, Lasse Dam Rasmussen, Mille Weismann Poulsen, Jesper Rønn, Paal Skytt Andersen, Thea Kølsen Fischer
Norovirus (NoV) is the most common cause of non-bacterial gastroenteritis and is a major agent associated with outbreaks of gastroenteritis. Conventional molecular genotyping analysis of NoV, used for the identification of transmission routes, relies on standard typing methods (STM) by Sanger-sequencing of only a limited part of the NoV genome, which could lead to wrong conclusions. Here, we combined a NoV capture method with next generation sequencing (NGS), which increased the proportion of norovirus reads by ~40 fold compared to NGS without prior capture...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400015/bacteriophages-as-enteric-viral-indicators-in-bivalve-mollusc-management
#12
REVIEW
Kate R Hodgson, Valeria A Torok, Alison R Turnbull
Human enteric viruses, such as norovirus and hepatitis A virus, are spread by a variety of routes including faecal-oral transmission. Contaminated bivalve shellfish are regularly implicated in foodborne viral disease outbreaks internationally. Traditionally indicator bacteria, the coliforms and Escherichia coli, have been used to detect faecal pollution in growing waters and shellfish. However, studies have established that they are inadequate as indicators of the risk of human enteric viruses. Bacteriophages have been identified as potential indicators or surrogates for human enteric viruses due to their similarities in morphology, behaviour in water environments and resistance to disinfectant treatments...
August 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397879/intestinal-microbiome-in-children-with-severe-and-complicated-acute-viral-gastroenteritis
#13
Shih-Yen Chen, Chi-Neu Tsai, Yun-Shien Lee, Chun-Yuan Lin, Kuan-Yeh Huang, Hsun-Ching Chao, Ming-Wei Lai, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the microbiota of children with severe or complicated acute viral gastroenteritis (AGE). To that end, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology was used to sequence the 16S ribosomal RNA (16S rRNA) gene in 20 hospitalized pediatric patients with severe or complicated AGE and a further 20 otherwise healthy children; the fecal microbiome was then assessed. Comparative metagenomics data were analyzed by a Wilcoxon rank-sum test and hierarchical clustering analysis of bacterial reads...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397614/genotype-analysis-of-noroviruses-associated-with-gastroenteritis-outbreaks-in-childcare-centres-victoria-australia-2012-2015
#14
L D Bruggink, J M Moselen, J A Marshall
The characteristics of norovirus outbreaks in children (0-5 years) in childcare centres in Victoria, Australia (2012-2015) were examined. The three most common open reading frame (ORF) 2 genotypes in childcare centre outbreaks were GII.4 (42%), GII.6 (21%) and GII.3 (14%); the remaining genotypes (GI.2, GI.3, GI.4, GI.8, GI.13, GII.1, GII.2, GII.7 and GII.13) each made up <10%. The GII.4 genotype was the only norovirus genotype seen in all 4 years of the study and was the most common genotype in 2012-2014 but in 2015 the most common genotype was GII...
April 11, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393756/norovirus-epidemiology-in-south-african-children-5-years-hospitalised-for-diarrhoeal-illness-between-2009-and-2013
#15
N A Page, M J Groome, S Nadan, R Netshikweta, K H Keddy, B Poonsamy, J Moyes, S Walaza, K Kahn, S A Madhi, M B Taylor, J Mans, C Cohen
Public health interest in norovirus (NoV) has increased in recent years following improved diagnostics, global burden estimates and the development of NoV vaccine candidates. This study aimed to describe the detection rate, clinical characteristics and environmental features associated with NoV detection in hospitalized children <5 years with diarrhoea in South Africa (SA). Between 2009 and 2013, prospective diarrhoeal surveillance was conducted at four sites in SA. Stool specimens were collected and screened for NoVs and other enteric pathogens using molecular and serological assays...
April 10, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391510/evaluation-of-two-triplex-one-step-qrt-pcr-assays-for-the-quantification-of-human-enteric-viruses-in-environmental-samples
#16
Kata Farkas, Dafydd E Peters, James E McDonald, Alexis de Rougemont, Shelagh K Malham, Davey L Jones
Human enteric viruses are responsible for waterborne and shellfish-associated disease outbreaks worldwide. Quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) is often used to assess the health risks associated with shellfish and environmental water, but viral titres in sediments are less commonly investigated. In this study, we developed and validated two multiplex qRT-PCR assays for aquatic sediment and shellfish samples targeting viruses that are a common cause of gastroenteritis (norovirus GI, GII and hepatitis A virus), two emerging viruses (sapovirus and hepatitis E virus), along with mengovirus (MgV), which is often used as a sample process control for the assessment of RNA extraction efficiency...
April 8, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385136/the-molecular-epidemiology-of-norovirus-outbreaks-in-victoria-2014-to-2015%C3%A2
#17
Leesa D Bruggink, Jean M Moselen, John A Marshall
Noroviruses are a leading cause of outbreaks of gastroenteritis. This study examined the incidence and molecular characteristics of norovirus outbreaks in healthcare and non-healthcare settings in Victoria, Australia, over 2 years (2014-2015). Norovirus was detected in 65.7% and 60.4% of gastroenteritis outbreaks investigated for the years 2014 and 2015 respectively. There was a significant decline in the number of norovirus outbreaks in the period 2014 to 2015 although in both years norovirus outbreaks peaked in the latter part of the year...
March 31, 2017: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383118/norovirus-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase-a-computational-study-of-metal-binding-preferences
#18
Md Munan Shaik, Nicholus Bhattacharjee, Mikolaj Feliks, Kenneth K-S Ng, Martin J Field
Norovirus (NV) RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP) is essential for replicating the genome of the virus, which makes this enzyme a key target for the development of antiviral agents against NV gastroenteritis. In this work, a complex of NV RdRP bound to manganese ions and an RNA primer-template duplex was investigated using X-ray crystallography and hybrid quantum chemical/molecular mechanical simulations. Experimentally, the complex crystallized in a tetragonal crystal form. The nature of the primer/template duplex binding in the resulting structure indicates that the complex is a closed back-tracked state of the enzyme, in which the 3'-end of the primer occupies the position expected for the post-incorporated nucleotide before translocation...
April 6, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381555/inclusion-of-an-arg-gly-asp-receptor-recognition-motif-into-the-capsid-protein-of-rabbit-hemorrhagic-disease-virus-enables-culture-of-the-virus-in-vitro
#19
Jie Zhu, Qiuhong Miao, Yonggui Tan, Huimin Guo, Teng Liu, Binbin Wang, Zongyan Chen, Chuanfeng Li, Guangqing Liu
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), an important member of the caliciviridae family, cannot be propagated in vitro, which has greatly impeded the progress of investigations into the mechanisms of pathogenesis, translation, and replication of this and related viruses. In this study, we have successfully bypassed this obstacle by constructing a mutant RHDV (mRHDV) by using a reverse genetics-technique. By changing two amino acids (305S→R, 307N→D), we produced a specific receptor recognition motif (Arg-Gly-Asp, called RGD) on the surface of the RHDV capsid protein...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381477/association-between-enteropathogens-and-malnutrition-in-children-aged-6-23-mo-in-bangladesh-a-case-control-study
#20
James A Platts-Mills, Mami Taniuchi, Md Jashim Uddin, Shihab Uddin Sobuz, Mustafa Mahfuz, Sm Abdul Gaffar, Dinesh Mondal, Md Iqbal Hossain, M Munirul Islam, Am Shamsir Ahmed, William A Petri, Rashidul Haque, Eric R Houpt, Tahmeed Ahmed
Background: Early exposure to enteropathogens has been associated with malnutrition in children in low-resource settings. However, the contribution of individual enteropathogens remains poorly defined. Molecular diagnostics offer an increase in sensitivity for detecting enteropathogens but have not been comprehensively applied to studies of malnutrition.Objective: We sought to identify enteropathogens associated with malnutrition in Bangladesh.Design: Malnourished children [weight-for-age z score (WAZ) <-2] aged 6-23 mo in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and identified by active community surveillance were enrolled as cases, and normal-weight children (WAZ >-1) of the same age and from the same community were enrolled as controls...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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