AiM  Vol.5 No.13 , December 2015
Monitoring the Hepatitis A Virus in Oyster from Korea
Abstract: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) causes many cases of oyster- or clam-associated gastroenteritis in various countries. HAV was detected on oyster by RT-PCR in 19.6% (11/56) in Korea. The percentages of HAV-positive samples in 2011 and 2012 were 27.6% and 11.1%, respectively. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that several nucleotide sequences highly similar to those of HAVs isolated in this study. Phylogenetic analysis of the coding regions of the viral protein VP4/VP2 revealed that all amplicons were classi?ed into IA genogroup. It will provide useful data that aids in our understanding circulating HAVs and may contribute to future control.
Keywords: HAV, Oyster, IA Genogroup
Cite this paper: Park, S. , Jeong, H. , Jung, J. , Kim, K. , Park, S. , Kim, M. , Kim, Y. , Oh, Y. and Jung, K. (2015) Monitoring the Hepatitis A Virus in Oyster from Korea. Advances in Microbiology, 5, 825-831. doi: 10.4236/aim.2015.513087.

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