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Research Article

Mechanisms of GII.4 Norovirus Persistence in Human Populations

  • Lisa C Lindesmith equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lisa C Lindesmith, Eric F Donaldson

    Affiliation: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Eric F Donaldson equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lisa C Lindesmith, Eric F Donaldson

    Affiliation: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Anna D LoBue,

    Affiliation: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Jennifer L Cannon,

    Affiliations: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Du-Ping Zheng,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jan Vinje,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ralph S Baric mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ralph_baric@unc.edu

    Affiliation: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: February 12, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050031

About the Authors

Lisa C Lindesmith, Eric F Donaldson, Anna D LoBue, Jennifer L Cannon, Ralph S Baric
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Jennifer L Cannon, Du-Ping Zheng, Jan Vinje
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ralph_baric@unc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RSB designed the study and contributed to the writing of the paper. LCL designed the study, collected and analyzed the data, and contributed to the writing of the paper. EFD, ADL, and DPZ collected data, performed experiments, analyzed the data, and contributed to the writing of the paper. JLC collected data, performed experiments, and contributed to the writing of the paper. JV contributed to the writing of the paper.