Bufavirus genotype 3 in Turkish children with severe diarrhea

A Altay, T Yahiro, G Bozdayi, T Matsumoto, F Sahin, S Ozkan, A Nishizono, Maria Söderlund-Venermo, Kamruddin Ahmed

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number965.e1-4
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Issue number10
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 3111 Biomedicine

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