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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010

Letter

Imported Mollusks and Dissemination of Human Enteric Viruses

David Polo, M. Luz Vilariño, Carmen F. Manso, and Jesús L. RomaldeComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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Viral detection and quantification in imported mollusk samples*

Country of origin (no. samples) HAV positive†
Norovirus positive
Astrovirus positive, no. (%)¶
GI‡
GII§
No. (%) QR No. (%) QR No. (%) QR
Morocco (34) 5 (15) 3.5 x 104–1.1 x 107 2 (6) 1.4 x 105–8.9 x 105 7 (21)
Peru (13) 1 (8) 4.7 x 103 4 (31) 2 x 105–1.8 x 107 2 (15) 1 x 105–1.4 × 106 1 (8)
Vietnam (2) 1 (50) 4.4 x 107 2 (100) 3.3 x 106–7.7 x 107 1 (50)
South Korea (1) 1 (100) 1.2 × 106
Total (50) 2 (4) 103–107 12 (24) 104–107 4 (8) 105–106 9 (18)

*HAV, hepatitis A virus; GI, genotype I; QR, quantification range (RNA copies/g digestive tissue).
†Obtained from Donax sp. and Meretrix lyrata.
‡Obtained from Donax sp., Callista chione, Transanella pannosa, M. lyrata, and Ensis sp.
§Obtained from Donax sp., T. pannosa, and Ensis sp.
¶Obtained from C. chione, T. pannosa, M. lyrata, and Ensis sp.

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