Indications for worldwide increased norovirus activity associated with emergence of a new variant of genotype II.4, late 2012

J (Janko) van Beek, K Ambert-Balay, N Botteldoorn, JS Eden, J Fonager, J Hewitt, N Iritani, A Kroneman, H Vennema, J Vinje, PA White, Marion Koopmans

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Abstract

Globally, surveillance systems showed an increase in norovirus activity in late 2012. Molecular data shared through the NoroNet network suggest that this increase is related to the emergence of a new norovirus genotype II.4 variant, termed Sydney 2012. Healthcare institutions are advised to be prepared for a severe norovirus season.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)8-9
Number of pages2
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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