The first molecular detection of Aichi virus 1 in raw sewage and mussels collected in South Africa

Oikwathaile Onosi, Nicole S. Upfold, Michael D. Jukes, Garry A. Luke, Caroline Knox

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Abstract

Aichi virus 1 (AiV-1) has a worldwide distribution and is associated with gastroenteritis in humans. In this study, raw sewage and mussel samples were analyzed for the presence of AiV-1 using reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR). Amplification and sequencing of the 3CD and VP1 genomic regions followed by phylogenetic analysis using selected genome sequences revealed the presence of AiV-1, genotype B. The results highlight the importance of further screening to evaluate the prevalence and epidemiology of this clinically important virus in South Africa.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-100
Number of pages5
JournalFood and Environmental Virology
Volume11
Issue number1
Early online date17 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Aichi virus 1
  • Kobuvirus
  • Mussels
  • Waste water
  • Picornaviridae

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