Molecular Characterization of Coxsackievirus B5 Isolates from Sewage, Italy 2016-2017

Stefano Fontana, Stefano Fiore, Gabriele Buttinelli, Concetta Amato, Licia Veronesi, Roberta Zoni, Maria Triassi, Francesca Pennino, Giovanni Maurizio Giammanco, Simona De Grazia, Antonella Cicala, Angelo Siragusa, Sabine Gamper, Silvia Spertini, Paolo Castiglia, Andrea Cossu, Cinzia Germinario, Angela Maria Vittoria Larocca, Paola Stefanelli

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Hereby, the partial Viral Protein 1 sequences of Coxsackievirus B5 (CV-B5) from sewage samples, collected in Italy from 2016 to 2017, were compared with those available in GenBank from clinical samples. Phylogenetic analysis highlighted: (I) the predominant circulation of CV-B5 genogroup B in Italy, and (II) the presence of two new sub-genogroups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-445
Number of pages6
JournalFood and Environmental Virology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • Enterovirus B, Human/classification
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Italy
  • Phylogeny
  • Sewage/virology
  • Viral Proteins/genetics


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