Molecular characterization of human astroviruses in Germany
The molecular epidemiology of human astroviruses (HAstV) was studied using fecal specimens from different regions in Germany during 1998/99 by RT-PCR and sequencing of ORF2 amplicons. HAstV of genotypes 1–4 were found to cocirculate in Germany. The complete sequence of one isolate representing genogroup 3 (putative serotype 3) was determined.
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