A norovirus was detected in harbor porpoises, a previously unknown host for norovirus. This norovirus had low similarity to any known norovirus. Viral RNA was detected primarily in intestinal tissue, and specific serum antibodies were detected in 8 (24%) of 34 harbor porpoises from the North Sea.

doi.org/10.3201/eid2301.161081, hdl.handle.net/1765/95011
Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

de Graaf, M., Bodewes, R., van Elk, N., van de Bildt, M., Getu, S., Aron, G., … Koopmans, M.P.G. (Marion P. G.). (2017). Norovirus infection in harbor porpoises. Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access), 23(1), 87–91. doi:10.3201/eid2301.161081