+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Comprehensive analysis of a norovirus-associated gastroenteritis outbreak, from the environment to the consumer

Comprehensive analysis of a norovirus-associated gastroenteritis outbreak, from the environment to the consumer

Journal of Clinical Microbiology 48(3): 915-920

Noroviruses have been recognized to be the predominant agents of nonbacterial gastroenteritis outbreaks in humans, and their transmission via contaminated shellfish consumption has been demonstrated. Norovirus laboratory experiments, volunteer challenge studies, and community gastroenteritis outbreak investigations have identified human genetic susceptibility factors related to histo-blood group antigen expression. Following a banquet in Brittany, France, in February 2008, gastroenteritis cases were linked to oyster consumption. This study identified an association of the norovirus illnesses with histo-blood group expression, and oyster contamination with norovirus was confirmed by qualitative and quantitative analyses. The secretor phenotype was associated with illness, especially for the non-A subgroup. The study showed that, in addition to accidental climatic events that may lead to oyster contamination, illegal shellfish collection and trading are also risk factors associated with outbreaks.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 052269722

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 20053852

DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01664-09

Related references

An epidemiological study on the norovirus detected in the field environment after an outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 31(1): 43-46, 2013

Use of sequence analysis of the P2 domain for characterization of norovirus strains causing a large multistate outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis in Germany 2012. International Journal of Medical Microbiology 305(7): 612-618, 2016

Year-round prevalence of norovirus in the environment of catering companies without a recently reported outbreak of gastroenteritis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77(9): 2968-2974, 2011

An investigation and analysis on an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis caused by genogroup I and II norovirus. Zhonghua Shi Yan He Lin Chuang Bing du Xue Za Zhi 22(4): 263-265, 2009

Genetic Analysis of an Emerging GII.P2-GII.2 Norovirus Associated with a 2016 Outbreak of Acute Gastroenteritis in China. Virologica Sinica 2019, 2019

Analysis of frozen strawberries involved in a large norovirus gastroenteritis outbreak using next generation sequencing and digital PCR. Food Microbiology 76: 390-395, 2018

Waterborne outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with a norovirus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69(9): 5263-5268, 2003

Acute gastroenteritis outbreak caused by a GII.6 norovirus. World Journal of Gastroenterology 21(17): 5295-5302, 2016

A gastroenteritis outbreak due to norovirus associated with a Colorado hotel. Journal of Environmental Health 66(5): 13-7, 26; Quiz 27-8, 2003

Hospital outbreak of gastroenteritis due to Norovirus in Belgium. Acta Clinica Belgica 59(1): 30-33, 2004

An acute norovirus gastroenteritis outbreak in a hospital. Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae 30(5): 535-539, 2008

An outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis associated with wedding cakes. Epidemiology and Infection 133(6): 1057-1063, 2005

Outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis infection, Thailand. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 44(3): 409-416, 2013

An acute gastroenteritis outbreak associated with person-to-person transmission in a primary school in Shanghai: first report of a GI.5 norovirus outbreak in China. Bmc Infectious Diseases 18(1): 316, 2018

An outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis on an Israeli military base. Infection 32(6): 339-343, 2004