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.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2301.161081, hdl.handle.net/1765/95011
Journal Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print)
Grant This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id h2020/643476 - COllaborative Management Platform for detection and Analyses of (Re-)emerging and foodborne outbreaks in Europe (COMPARE)
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de Graaf, M.T, Bodewes, R, van Elk, C.E, van de Bildt, M.W.G, Getu, S, Aron, G.I, … Koopmans, M.P.G. (Marion P. G.). (2017). Norovirus infection in harbor porpoises. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print), 23(1), 87–91. doi:10.3201/eid2301.161081