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Viral gastroenteritis: the human caliciviruses

Viral gastroenteritis: the human caliciviruses
Viral gastroenteritis: the human caliciviruses
The caliciviruses are a major cause of viral gastroenteritis but the lack of diagnostic procedures has resulted in their role being under-rated. Norwalk-like viruses are detected by negative stain electron microscopy and their appearance results in their being called small round structured viruses. Spread is by food and contamination of the environment by vomitus. There are many genetic variants and only small numbers of virus particles are shed during infection. Sapporo-like viruses have a 3-fold axis of symmetry and are usually associated with paediatric gastroenteritis. Cell culture systems are lacking. There is no long-lived immunity following infection. Hand washing and protective clothing are essential during outbreaks.
1468-1668
14-17
Clarke, I.N.
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Lambden, P.R.
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Clarke, I.N.
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Lambden, P.R.
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Clarke, I.N. and Lambden, P.R. (2000) Viral gastroenteritis: the human caliciviruses. CPD Infection, 2 (1), 14-17.

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The caliciviruses are a major cause of viral gastroenteritis but the lack of diagnostic procedures has resulted in their role being under-rated. Norwalk-like viruses are detected by negative stain electron microscopy and their appearance results in their being called small round structured viruses. Spread is by food and contamination of the environment by vomitus. There are many genetic variants and only small numbers of virus particles are shed during infection. Sapporo-like viruses have a 3-fold axis of symmetry and are usually associated with paediatric gastroenteritis. Cell culture systems are lacking. There is no long-lived immunity following infection. Hand washing and protective clothing are essential during outbreaks.

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Published date: 2000
Organisations: Clinical & Experimental Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 353691
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/353691
ISSN: 1468-1668
PURE UUID: 6481873e-c4a7-4d8a-99e8-7d5ff44acf6c
ORCID for I.N. Clarke: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4938-1620

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Date deposited: 18 Jun 2013 11:51
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:19

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