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|Title:||Diversity of human parechoviruses isolated from stool samples collected from Thai children with acute gastroenteritis|
|Authors:||Ngan Thi Kim Pham|
Quang Duy Trinh
|Abstract:||A total of 82 fecal specimens which were known to be negative for rotavirus, adenovirus, norovirus, sapovirus, and astrovirus and which were collected from infants and children with acute gastroenteritis in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from January to December 2005 were screened for human parechovirus (HPeV). HPeV was detected by reverse transcription-PCR with a primer pair that amplified the 5′ untranslated region of its genome and was genotyped by sequencing of the VP1 region. HPeV was detected in 12 of 82 specimens tested, and the detection rate was found to be 14.6%. The capsid VP1 gene was successfully sequenced from nine of the HPeV strains detected. The HPeV strains studied clustered into four different genotypes, HPeV genotype 1 (HPeV1) to HPeV4, and the majority of the strains studied (five strains) belonged to HPeV1. This is the first finding of HPeV from children with acute gastroenteritis in Thailand. In addition, the diversity of the Thai HPeV strains was also noted. Copyright © 2010, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||CMUL: Journal Articles|
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