Canine-origin G3PRotavirus strain in child with acute gastroenteritis.
- Authors: DE GRAZIA, S; MARTELLA, V; GIAMMANCO, G; ITURRIZA-GOMARA M; RAMIREZ, S; CASCIO, A; COLOMBA, C; ARISTA, S
- Publication year: 2007
- Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
- Key words: Rotavirus,G3P, VP7, VP4
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/14129
Infection by an animal-like strain of rotavirus (PA260/97) was diagnosed in a child with gastroenteritis in Palermo, Italy, in 1997. Sequence analysis of VP7, VP4, VP6, and NSP4 genes showed resemblance to a G3P canine strain identified in Italy in 1996. Dogs are a potential source of human viral pathogens.