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Article Number - E6FA0F810903


Vol.3(2), pp. 18-26 , April 2011

ISSN: 2141-6648



Full Length Research Paper

Norovirus based viral gastroenteritis in Chennai city of southern India - An epidemiological study


S. Anbazhagi*, S. Kamatchiammal and D. Jayakar Santhosh




National Environmental Engineering Research Institute Chennai Zonal Laboratory, CSIR Madras Complex, Taramani, Chennai – 600 113, India


Email: sanbazhagi@gmail.com






 Accepted: 25 April 2011  Published: 30 April 2011

Copyright © 2011 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

The study evaluated the incidence of norovirus associated gastroenteritis in India. During the year 2005 to 2006, stool samples from communicable disease hospital were collected from subjects suspected for non – bacterial gastroenteritis and were examined for norovirus. Samples were analyzed by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and further confirmed by hybridisation and sequencing. In addition the epidemiology of norovirus was studied by statistical analysis. 44.4% of the samples were positive for norovirus, the isolated strain represented the Genogroup I of norovirus. The study observed that norovirus infection is not only a winter vomiting disease it can also occur in the summer.

 

Key words: Gastroenteritis, norovirus, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, stool


APA (2011). Norovirus based viral gastroenteritis in Chennai city of southern India - An epidemiological study. Journal of General and Molecular Virology, 3(2), 18-26.
Chicago S. Anbazhagi, S. Kamatchiammal and D. Jayakar Santhosh. "Norovirus based viral gastroenteritis in Chennai city of southern India - An epidemiological study." Journal of General and Molecular Virology 3, no. 2 (2011): 18-26.
MLA S. Anbazhagi, S. Kamatchiammal and D. Jayakar Santhosh. "Norovirus based viral gastroenteritis in Chennai city of southern India - An epidemiological study." Journal of General and Molecular Virology 3.2 (2011): 18-26.
   
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