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Asymptomatic circulation of HEV71 in Norway

Charles University in Prague, Praha, Praha, Czech Republic
Virus Research (Impact Factor: 2.83). 02/2007; 123(1):19-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.virusres.2006.07.015
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ABSTRACT Widespread circulation of human enterovirus 71 was discovered in a prospective study of fecal samples obtained from healthy Norwegian children. Molecular characterization of the virus determined that it belonged to genotype C1. Complete sequencing of this strain, HEV71 804/NO/03, revealed differences in the 5'UTR and polymerase with respect to more pathogenic genotypes that may explain its reduced neurovirulence.

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