Circulation of a novel human respiratory syncytial virus Group B genotype during the 2014-2015 season in Catalonia (Spain)

L. Gimferrer, C. Andrés, M. Campins, M. G. Codina, J. A. Rodrigo, S. Melendo, M. C. Martin, F. Fuentes, M. R. Saiz, J. Esperalba, A. Bruguera, L. M. Vilca, L. Armadans, T. Pumarola, A. Antón

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Abstract

© 2015 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) is one of the most common viral aetiological agents in the youngest population. In the present study a novel HRSV-B BA genotype is first described based on the phylogenetic analysis of the coding hypervariable region 2 sequences of G protein from strains detected during the 2014-2015 season. Among all strains detected in the last season, 44% belonged to this new genotype. Therefore, it highlights the importance of a continuous HRSV surveillance to monitor the emergence and spread of new genotypes or variants with genetic changes that may affect antigenic and tropism features.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97.e5-97.e8
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Genotypes
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Respiratory infection
  • Respiratory syncytial virus
  • Surveillance

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    Gimferrer, L., Andrés, C., Campins, M., Codina, M. G., Rodrigo, J. A., Melendo, S., Martin, M. C., Fuentes, F., Saiz, M. R., Esperalba, J., Bruguera, A., Vilca, L. M., Armadans, L., Pumarola, T., & Antón, A. (2016). Circulation of a novel human respiratory syncytial virus Group B genotype during the 2014-2015 season in Catalonia (Spain). Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 22(1), 97.e5-97.e8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2015.09.013