Identification of G8 rotavirus strains determined as G12 by rotavirus genotyping PCR: Updating the current genotyping methods

Farah Aladin, Sameena Nawaz, Miren Iturriza-Gómara, Jim Gray

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Rotaviruses are classified into G- and P-types, which are determined by the reactivity with antibodies to the outer viral proteins, VP7 and VP4, respectively, or sequence variation in the genes encoding these proteins. There are presently a number of different rotavirus strains co-circulating within the UK, with the common human strains G1P[8], G2P[4] and G9P[8] being the most prevalent. As part of strain surveillance for the European Rotavirus Network (EuroRotaNet) a cluster (n = 29) of G8 strains was detected in the UK between February and May 2009.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-344
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Virology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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