Emerging viral infections can be identified by using a viral metagenomics approach for clinical human material. Diarrhea samples of patients with unexplained gastroenteritis from the Netherlands were analyzed by using viral metagenomics. Novel circular DNA viruses, bufaviruses, and genogroup III picobirnaviruses were identified. These data expand our knowledge of the human virome.

dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2007.140190, hdl.handle.net/1765/86322
Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access)
This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/223498 - European management platform for emerging and re-emerging infectious disease entities (EMPERIE)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Smits, S.L, Schapendonk, C.M.E, van Beek, J.H.G.M, Vennema, H, Schürch, A, Schipper, D, … Koopmans, M.P.G, D.V.M. (2014). New viruses in idiopathic human diarrhea cases, the Netherlands. Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access), 20(7), 1218–1222. doi:10.3201/eid2007.140190