Title: Feline origin of rotavirus strain, Tunisia, 2008
Authors: Ben Hadj Fredj, Mouna ×
Heylen, Elisabeth
Zeller, Mark
Fodha, Imene
Benhamida-Rebai, Meriam
Van Ranst, Marc
Matthijnssens, Jelle
Trabelsi, Abdelhalim #
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Series Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases vol:19 issue:4 pages:630-634
Article number: 10.3201/eid1904.121383
Abstract: In Tunisia in 2008, an unusual G6P[9] rotavirus, RVA/human-wt/TUN/17237/2008/G6P[9], rarely found in humans, was detected in a child. To determine the origin of this strain, we conducted phylogenetic analyses and found a unique genotype constellation resembling rotaviruses belonging to the feline BA222-like genotype constellation. The strain probably resulted from direct cat-to-human transmission.
ISSN: 1080-6040
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute)
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