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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

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Norovirus Detection and Genotyping for Children with Gastroenteritis, Brazil

Caroline C. Soares*1Comments to Author , Norma Santos*, Rachel Suzanne Beard†, Maria Carolina M. Albuquerque*, Adriana G. Maranhão*, Ludmila N. Rocha*, Maria Liz Ramírez*, Stephan S. Monroe†, Roger I. Glass†, and Jon Gentsch†
Author affiliations: *Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 1Current affiliation: Fiocruz–Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;

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Table 1

Distribution of norovirus-positive samples detected in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1998–2005*

Year Real-time reverse transcription–PCR
Conventional reverse transcription–PCR
Total no. positive samples/genogroup
No. samples 
tested No. positive samples/genogroup No. samples
tested No. positive samples/genogroup
1998 23 4/3GI + 1GII 0 NA 4/3GI + 1GII
1999 29 3/GII 5 1/GI 4/1GI + 3GII
2000 31 4/2GI + 2GII 7 0 4/2GI + 2GII
2001 26 4/GII 0 NA 4/GII
2002 31 5/4GI + 1GII 10 0 5/4GI + 1GII
2003 32 8/5GI + 3GII 9 1/GI 9/6GI + 3GII
2004 39 4/1GI + 3GII 16 3/GI 7/4GI + 3GII
2005
29
4/GII

2
1/GII
5/5GII
Total 240 36/15GI + 21GII 49 6/5GI + 1GII 42/20GI + 22GII

*NA, not applicable.

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