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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