New recombinant norovirus GII.P16-GII.2

 

The Robert Koch Institute has described the emergence of a new recombinant strain of norovirus, GII.P16-GII.2 in Germany associated with higher than expected numbers of norovirus gastroenteritis.

The Robert Koch Institute kindly provided the sequence and RNA of this novel norovirus to Fast Track Diagnostics and we can confirm the successful detection of this new recombinant strain with all norovirus kits.

For more info on this new strain please refer to the original publication of Dr. Sandra Niendorf: Eurosurveillance

Find out more about FTD kits: here.