Norovirus GII.17 as major epidemic strain in Italy, winter 2015–16

Giovanni Maurizio Giammanco, Simona De Grazia, Floriana Bonura, Vincenzo Cappa, Sara Li Muli, Arcangelo Pepe, Maria Cristina Medici, Fabio Tummolo, Adriana Calderaro, Francesca Di Bernardo, Piera Dones, Anna Morea, Daniela Loconsole, Cristiana Catella, Valentina Terio, Krisztiàn Bànyai, Maria Chironna, Vito Martella

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Abstract

In winter 2015–16, norovirus GII.17 Kawasaki 2014 emerged as a cause of sporadic gastroenteritis in children in Italy. Median patient age was higher for those with GII.17 than GII.4 infection (55 vs. 24 months), suggesting limited cross-protection for older children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1206-1208
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Giammanco, G. M., De Grazia, S., Bonura, F., Cappa, V., Li Muli, S., Pepe, A., Medici, M. C., Tummolo, F., Calderaro, A., Di Bernardo, F., Dones, P., Morea, A., Loconsole, D., Catella, C., Terio, V., Bànyai, K., Chironna, M., & Martella, V. (2017). Norovirus GII.17 as major epidemic strain in Italy, winter 2015–16. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(7), 1206-1208. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2307.161255