Epidemiological trends of the globally most common rotavirus genotype, G1P[8], were investigated in Hungary during a 16-year period by sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of the surface antigens. Antigen shift among epidemiologically major G1P[8] strains was observed in 6 seasons, as indicated by changes in the sublineages of the G1 VP7 and the P[8] VP4 genes. The temporal clustering of some rotavirus VP4 and VP7 gene sublineages and the periodic emergence and/or resurgence of previously unrecognized rotavirus sublineages in the study population suggest a dynamic nature for these common strains. Recently established international strain surveillance networks may help to identify and track the spread of epidemiologically important rotavirus strains across countries and continents

Trends in epidemiology of human P[8],G1 rotaviruses: a Hungarian study

MARTELLA V;
2009

Abstract

Epidemiological trends of the globally most common rotavirus genotype, G1P[8], were investigated in Hungary during a 16-year period by sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of the surface antigens. Antigen shift among epidemiologically major G1P[8] strains was observed in 6 seasons, as indicated by changes in the sublineages of the G1 VP7 and the P[8] VP4 genes. The temporal clustering of some rotavirus VP4 and VP7 gene sublineages and the periodic emergence and/or resurgence of previously unrecognized rotavirus sublineages in the study population suggest a dynamic nature for these common strains. Recently established international strain surveillance networks may help to identify and track the spread of epidemiologically important rotavirus strains across countries and continents
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