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Volume 23, Number 8—August 2017

Dispatch

Global Spread of Norovirus GII.17 Kawasaki 308, 2014–2016

Martin C.W. Chan, Yunwen Hu, Haili Chen, Alexander T. Podkolzin, Ekaterina V. Zaytseva, Jun Komano, Naomi Sakon, Yong Poovorawan, Sompong Vongpunsawad, Thanundorn Thanusuwannasak, Joanne Hewitt, Dawn Croucher, Nikail Collins, Jan Vinjé, Xiaoli L. Pang, Bonita E. Lee, Miranda de Graaf, Janko van Beek, Harry Vennema, Marion P.G. Koopmans, Sandra Niendorf, Mateja Poljsak-Prijatelj, Andrej Steyer, Peter A. White, Jennifer H. Lun, Janet Mans, Tin-Nok Hung, Kirsty Kwok, Kelton Cheung, Nelson Lee, and Paul K.S. ChanComments to Author 
Author affiliations: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (M.C.W. Chan, T.-N. Hung, K. Kwok, K. Cheung, N. Lee, P.K.S. Chan); Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Y. Hu, H. Chen); Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Moscow, Russia (A.T. Podkolzin, E.V. Zaytseva); Nagoya Medical Center, Nagoya, Japan (J. Komano); Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Osaka, Japan (N. Sakon); Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (Y. Poovorawan, S. Vongpunsawad, T. Thanusuwannasak); The Institute of Environmental Science and Research, Porirua, New Zealand (J. Hewitt, D. Croucher); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (N. Collins, J. Vinjé); University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (X.L. Pang, B.E. Lee); Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health, Edmonton, Canada (X.L. Pang); Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (M. de Graaf, J. van Beek, M.P.G. Koopmans); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (J. van Beek, H. Vennema, M.P.G. Koopmans); Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin, Germany (S. Niendorf); University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (M. Poljsak-Prijatelj, A. Steyer); University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (P.A. White, J.H. Lun); University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (J. Mans)

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Table

Number of complete viral protein 1 nucleotide sequences of norovirus genogroup II genotype 17 Kawasaki analyzed from September 2014 to March 2016, grouped by country, source of sequence, and time of collection*

Region and country
Source of sequence

Year of collection, quarter
Total
2014

2015

2016
GenBank
This study
Q3
Q4
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q1
Asia
China
Hong Kong 81 45 1 26 67 12 2 18 126
Shanghai 3 8 2 1 1 2 5 11
Other cities 31 3 28 31
Other countries
Japan 2 13 8 2 5 15
South Korea 5 2 2 1 5
Thailand

7


1



1
5


7
Oceania: New Zealand

6






2
2

2
6
Europe
Germany 5 1 3 1 5
Hungary 1 1 1
Italy 1 1 1
The Netherlands 5 1 2 2 5
Russia 25 1 2 8 12 2 25
Slovenia

4





1
2


1
4
North America
Canada 6 1 2 3 6
United States
1
5


1


1
2


2
6
Total 125 129 1 35 109 21 18 31 39 254

*Blank cells indicate 0.

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