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Novel Human Rotavirus Genotype G5P[7] from Child with Diarrhea, Cameroon

By Mathew D. Esona, Annelise Geyer, Krisztian Banyai, Nicola Page, Maryam Aminu, George E. Armah, Jennifer Hull, Duncan A. Steele, Roger I. Glass and Jon R. Gentsch


We report characterization of a genotype G5P[7] human rotavirus (HRV) from a child in Cameroon who had diarrhea. Sequencing of all 11 gene segments showed similarities to >5 genes each from porcine and human rotaviruses. This G5P[7] strain exemplifies the importance of heterologous animal rotaviruses in generating HRV genetic diversity through reassortment

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