Enterovirus detection and serotyping of fecal material collected from three children living on the outskirts of Belem city, Amazon region, Brazil, during the first 3 years of life (1983-1986)
In the current investigation, fecal material was obtained during a community‐based longitudinal study conducted from 1983 to 1986. This study consisted of 71 children aged newborn to 3 years. A total of 216 samples from ...
Characterization of rotavirus possessing a DS-1-like VP3 gene from pigs in Brazil: evidence for zooanthroponotic transmission
Porcine group A rotavirus (RVA) strains SUI15A and SUI24A are suggested to have VP3 genes of human origin possessing DS-1-like backbone. The aim of the present study was to analyse the genome of two strains (SUI15A and ...
Genetic evolution of influenza viruses among selected countries in Latin America, 2017–2018
(Public Library of Science, 2020)
OBJECTIVE: Since the 2009 influenza pandemic, Latin American (LA) countries have strengthened their influenza surveillance systems. We analyzed influenza genetic sequence data from the 2017 through 2018 Southern Hemisphere ...
Atypical hand-foot-mouth disease in Belém, Amazon region, northern Brazil, with detection of coxsackievirus A6
BACKGROUND: Enterovirus (EV) A71 and coxsackievirus (CV) A16 were the most frequent serotypes involved in hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreaks throughout Asia. In the past 5 years, however, CV-A6 has emerged as ...
Detection of human polyomavirus 2 (HPyV2) in oyster samples in northern Brazil
Background: Human polyomavirus 2 (HPyV2 or JCPyV) is persistent in the environment due to its excretion in urine and feces; it is detected in samples of wastewater, surface water and drinking water. A lack of basic ...
Whole-genome sequencing of an unusual human papillomavirus (HPV71) from Latin America (Brazil)
(American Society for Microbiology, 2020)
We report the complete genome sequencing of human papillomavirus 71 from Latin America (Brazil).
Evolutionary and molecular analysis of complete genome sequences of norovirus from Brazil: emerging recombinant strain GII.P16/GII.4
(Frontiers Media, 2020)
Noroviruses (NoVs) are enteric viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis, and the pandemic GII.4 genotype is spreading and evolving rapidly. The recombinant GII.P16/GII.4_Sydney strain emerged in 2016, replacing ...
Genotypes of Epstein–Barr virus (EBV1/EBV2) in individuals with infectious mononucleosis in the metropolitan area of Belém, Brazil, between 2005 and 2016
(Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, 2020)
Two types of Epstein Barr virus (EBV1/EBV2) have been shown to infect humans. Although their genomes are similar, the regions containing the EBNA genes differ. This study aimed to characterize the EBV genotypes of infectious ...
Low prevalence of human pegivirus 1 (HPgV-1) in HTLV-1 carriers from Belém, Pará, North Region of Brazil
(Public Library of Science, 2020)
Introduction - Human pegivirus 1 (HPgV-1) is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus belonging to the Flaviviridae family with limited cause-effect evidence of the causation of human diseases. However, studies have ...
Detection and identification of enteroviruses circulating in children with acute gastroenteritis in Pará State, Northern Brazil (2010–2011)
Although acute gastroenteritis (AGE) has been reported as a common infectious disease in children, there is scarce information about enterovirus (EV) circulating associated with AGE cases in Brazil. The purpose of the ...