Molecular characterization of rotavirus diarrhea among children in South Korea: Detection of an unusual G11 strain

Jung Ok Shim, In Hyuk Baek, Van Phan Le, Eun Mi Ko, Won Seok Seok, Young Uh, Ja Kyoung Kim, Sung Yeon Ahn, Hyeon Soo Lee, Eell Ryoo, So Yeon Shim, Wonkeun Song, Inseok Lim, Wonyong Kim

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Abstract

Among 312 rotavirus-positive samples collected from eight hospitals across South Korea during 2008 and 2009, the most prevalent circulating G genotype was G1 (35.9%), followed by G3 (24.7%), G2 (17.0%), G4 (7.7%), and G9 (2.6%). Notably, one unusual G11 lineage III strain-the first hypoendemic infection case in the world-was found. Of the P genotypes, P[8] (43.9%) was the most common, followed by P[6] (29.5%), P[4] (9.3%) and P[9] (0.6%). Determining G- and P-type combinations showed that G1P[8] was the most prevalent (20.5%), followed by G2P[6] (12.8%) and G3P[8] (12.8%). These findings provide new information concerning the current prevalence and spread of the rare G11 rotavirus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-892
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of virology
Volume156
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diarrhea
  • Evolution
  • G11
  • Genotype

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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    Shim, J. O., Baek, I. H., Le, V. P., Ko, E. M., Seok, W. S., Uh, Y., Kim, J. K., Ahn, S. Y., Lee, H. S., Ryoo, E., Shim, S. Y., Song, W., Lim, I., & Kim, W. (2011). Molecular characterization of rotavirus diarrhea among children in South Korea: Detection of an unusual G11 strain. Archives of virology, 156(5), 887-892. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-010-0911-x