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Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005

Letter

Surveillance of Human Calicivirus in Spain

Alicia Sánchez-Fauquier*Comments to Author , Isabel Wilhelmi†, Enriqueta Roman‡, Javier Colomina§, Vanessa Montero*, and Ana Negredo*
Author affiliations: *Instituto De Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; †Hospital Severo Ochoa, Madrid, Spain; ‡Hospital De Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain; §Hospital De La Ribera, Valencia, Spain

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Human caliciviruses (HuCVs) and phylogenetic clusters found in sporadic pediatric cases and gastroenteritis outbreak

Pediatric cases (N = 201) (%) Outbreak incident (N = 135) (%)
HuCVs found by reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction 63 (31) 85 (63)
HuCVs analyzed phylogenetically 29 83
Sapovirus 3 (10) 0
Norovirus* 26 (90) 85 (100)
GI-Desert Shield cluster 0 5
GI-Queens Arms cluster 1 1
GII-Hawaii cluster 0 8
GII-Leeds cluster 0 1
GII-Lordsdale cluster 23 63
GII-Meklsham cluster 0 5
GII-Mexico cluster 2 0

*GI, genogroup I; GII, genogroup II.

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