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A novel type of cosavirus from children with nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis
- Yang, Yan, Ju, Aiping, Xu, Xiaofen, Cao, Xinyu, Tao, Ying
- Virology journal 2016 v.13 no.1 pp. 169
- Picornaviridae, children, feces, genotype, human health, humans, monitoring, paralysis, pathogens, phylogeny, sequence analysis, viruses, China
- Human cosavirus (HCoSV) is a genus recently identified in the family Picornaviridae, which contains important pathogens to human health. Here, a novel type of HCoSV strain, cosavirus-zj-1 (GenBank no. KX545380), was identified in the fecal sample of a child with nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in China. Phylogenetic and sequence analyses suggested that this virus strain belonged to a new genotype in HCoSV B species. Our data show that surveillance of HCoSV is necessary for detecting viral agents in children with AFP, despite being the low detection rate.