The genetic diversity of enteric viruses cocirculating in a cohort of patients with viral gastroenteritis in a large tertiary paediatric hospital in London, UK, was determined. Multiple strains of noroviruses (NV), sapoviruses (SV) and astroviruses (HAsV) were detected in these patients, indicating the likelihood of multiple introductions from different sources, possible sub-clinical infections and simultaneous infection with different viruses in immunocompromised and other patients. Routine screening of immunocompromised patients and infection control procedures are important to prevent nosocomial infection.
- Mixed infections
- Paediatric infections