Novel human rotavirus genotype G5P[7] from child with diarrhea, Cameroon

Mathew D. Esona, Annelise Geyer, Krisztian Banyai, Nicola Page, Maryam Aminu, George E. Armah, Jennifer Hull, Duncan A. Steele, Roger I. Glass, Jon R. Gentsch

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Abstract

We report characterization of a genotype G5P[7] human rotavirus (HRV) from a child in Cameroon who had diarrhea. Sequencing of all 11 gene segments showed similarities to ≥5 genes each from porcine and human rotaviruses. This G5P[7] strain exemplifies the importance of heterologous animal rotaviruses in generating HRV genetic diversity through reassortment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Esona, M. D., Geyer, A., Banyai, K., Page, N., Aminu, M., Armah, G. E., Hull, J., Steele, D. A., Glass, R. I., & Gentsch, J. R. (2009). Novel human rotavirus genotype G5P[7] from child with diarrhea, Cameroon. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(1), 83-86. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1501.080899