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A novel type of cosavirus from children with nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis

A novel type of cosavirus from children with nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis

Virology Journal 13(1): 169

Human cosavirus (HCoSV) is a genus recently identified in the family Picornaviridae, which contains important pathogens to human health. Here, a novel type of HCoSV strain, cosavirus-zj-1 (GenBank no. KX545380), was identified in the fecal sample of a child with nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in China. Phylogenetic and sequence analyses suggested that this virus strain belonged to a new genotype in HCoSV B species. Our data show that surveillance of HCoSV is necessary for detecting viral agents in children with AFP, despite being the low detection rate.

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PMID: 27729038

DOI: 10.1186/s12985-016-0630-3

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