An outbreak of infection with hepatitis A virus associated with a foodhandler and involving 26 subjects occurred in Southern Italy. Sequence analysis of the VP3-VP1 and VP1-P2A junctions confirmed that the outbreak was due to a point source and allowed the identification of a new genotype IB variant. This report confirms the usefulness of sequence-based molecular fingerprinting during outbreaks.

Outbreack of infection with hepatitis A virus (HAV) associated with a foodhandler and confirmed by sequence analisys reveals a new HAV genotype IB variant

CHIRONNA, Maria;LOPALCO, Pietro Luigi;GERMINARIO, Cinzia Annatea;QUARTO, Michele
2004

Abstract

An outbreak of infection with hepatitis A virus associated with a foodhandler and involving 26 subjects occurred in Southern Italy. Sequence analysis of the VP3-VP1 and VP1-P2A junctions confirmed that the outbreak was due to a point source and allowed the identification of a new genotype IB variant. This report confirms the usefulness of sequence-based molecular fingerprinting during outbreaks.
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