Bufavirus genotype 3 in Turkish children with severe diarrhea

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Altay , A , Yahiro , T , Bozdayi , G , Matsumoto , T , Sahin , F , Ozkan , S , Nishizono , A , Söderlund-Venermo , M & Ahmed , K 2015 , ' Bufavirus genotype 3 in Turkish children with severe diarrhea ' , Clinical Microbiology and Infection , vol. 21 , no. 10 , 965.e1-4 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2015.06.006

Title: Bufavirus genotype 3 in Turkish children with severe diarrhea
Author: Altay, A; Yahiro, T; Bozdayi, G; Matsumoto, T; Sahin, F; Ozkan, S; Nishizono, A; Söderlund-Venermo, Maria; Ahmed, Kamruddin
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Medicum
Date: 2015
Language: eng
Number of pages: 4
Belongs to series: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
ISSN: 1198-743X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/174001
Abstract: Recently a parvovirus called bufavirus (BuV) has been implicated as a causative agent of diarrhoea. To further reveal the epidemiology and genetic characteristics of BuV, this study was performed in Turkish children with diarrhoea. BuV was detected in 1.4% (8/583) of stool samples. All stool samples from healthy children (n = 148) were negative for BuV. Diarrhoea in BuV-positive patients was severe and occurred mainly during the colder months of the year. Complete genome sequences were generated from four BuVs. Only BuV3 was found, which was genetically and phylogenetically similar to Bhutanese BuV3, indicating that BuV3 is prevalent in Asian countries.
Subject: 3111 Biomedicine
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