Basic Study
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2016.
World J Gastroenterol. Dec 28, 2016; 22(48): 10557-10565
Published online Dec 28, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i48.10557
Figure 1
Figure 1 Seasonal distribution of NoV cases among children aged < 5 years in Lebanon. The absolute number (left Y axis) and the percentage (right Y axis) of NoV-positive cases isolated from stool samples and collected from children presenting with acute gastroenteritis to six major hospitals in Lebanon are depicted against month and year of circulation (X axis).
Figure 2
Figure 2 Phylogenetic analysis of norovirus viral protein 1 major capsid gene. Nucleotide sequences spanning nucleotides 5385–5657 (length = 273 nt) of NoV isolated in Lebanon were aligned with reference strains obtained from GenBank. The trees were then constructed based on the nucleotide sequences using the neighbor-joining method with bootstrap analysis of 1000 replicates using MEGA version 6.0. Bootstrap values > 70% are shown. Reference strains are in bold. LBM: Lebanon Makassed Hospital; LBH: Lebanon, Hammoud Hospital; LBN: Lebanon, Nini Hospital; LBR: Lebanon, Hariri Governmental Hospital; LBA: Lebanon, American University of Beirut Medical Center; LBNG: Lebanon, Nabatiyeh Hospital; NoV: Norovirus.