2016 Article - "Molecular characterization of two rare human G8P rotavirus strains, detected in Italy in 2012" (limited access)
Summary: We report the genomic characterization of two rare human G8P rotavirus strains, identified in two children hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis in the southern Italian region of Apulia during rotavirus strain surveillance in 2012. These results reinforce the potential role of interspecies transmission and reassortment in generating novel rotavirus strains that might not be fully contrasted by current vaccines.
Nota Bene: Arrow Diagnostics, Genoa, Italy was part of the Fast-track diagnostics distributors' network.
Kit used: FTD Viral gastroenteritis