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Genome Announc. 2017 May 18;5(20). pii: e00343-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00343-17.

Complete Genome Sequence of an Emergent Recombinant GII.P16-GII.2 Norovirus Strain Associated with an Epidemic Spread in the Winter of 2016-2017 in Hong Kong, China.

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1
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
2
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China paulkschan@cuhk.edu.hk.
3
Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Abstract

A new recombinant norovirus, GII.P16-GII.2, emerged in the winter of 2016-2017. Here, we report the complete genome of this strain (Hu/GII/HK/2016/GII.P16-GII.2/CUHK-NS-1082), which was collected from a patient hospitalized with gastroenteritis in September 2016 in Hong Kong, China, and sequenced using next-generation sequencing. This genome had a 95.2% nucleotide identity to the closest sequence in GenBank.

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