Sapovirus in water, Japan

Grant S. Hansman, Daisuke Sano, You Ueki, Takahiro Imai, Tomoichiro Oka, Kazuhiko Katayama, Naokazu Takeda, Tatsuo Omura

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Sapoviruses are etiologic agents of human gastroenteritis. We detected sapovirus in untreated wastewater, treated wastewater, and a river in Japan. A total of 7 of 69 water samples were positive by reverse transcription - PCR. Phylogenetic analysis of the viral capsid gene grouped these strains into 4 genetic clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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