In Vitro Cell Culture Infectivity Assay for Human Noroviruses
Figure 4. Cytopathic effect results from the third infectivity trial. A) Virus-free control of B) combined viral stock lysate from second passage experiment (second infectivity trial, P1), which was used to infect naive cells (P2). C) Virus-free control of the flag2 stool sample. D) Corresponding infection with the flag2 stool sample (P0). E) Flag2 in cell culture (P1). Cells in Panels B, D, and E were confirmed as positive for norovirus by reverse transcription–PCR (RT-PCR) and seminested PCR. Cells in uninfected controls were negative for norovirus by both RT-PCR and nested PCR. Arrows indicate cells exhibiting unusual pathology.