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Research Article

A Novel Bocavirus Associated with Acute Gastroenteritis in Australian Children

  • Jane L. Arthur mail,

    jane.arthur@imvs.sa.gov.au (JLA); rod.ratcliff@imvs.sa.gov.au (RMR)

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia

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  • Geoffrey D. Higgins,

    Affiliations: Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia, School of Molecular & Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

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  • Geoffrey P. Davidson,

    Affiliations: Gastroenterology Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, Australia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

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  • Rodney C. Givney,

    Affiliation: Microbiology, Hunter Area Pathology Service, Newcastle, Australia

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  • Rodney M. Ratcliff mail

    jane.arthur@imvs.sa.gov.au (JLA); rod.ratcliff@imvs.sa.gov.au (RMR)

    Affiliations: Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

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  • Published: April 17, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000391

About the Authors

Jane L. Arthur, Geoffrey D. Higgins, Rodney M. Ratcliff
Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia
Geoffrey D. Higgins
School of Molecular & Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Geoffrey P. Davidson
Gastroenterology Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, Australia
Geoffrey P. Davidson, Rodney M. Ratcliff
Department of Pediatrics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Rodney C. Givney
Microbiology, Hunter Area Pathology Service, Newcastle, Australia

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The intellectual property associated with the discovery of HBoV2 and HBoV3 is protected by patent (International Application No. PCT/AU2008/000746).

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JLA GDH RMR. Performed the experiments: JLA RMR. Analyzed the data: JLA GDH GPD RCG RMR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JLA GPD RCG RMR. Wrote the paper: JLA GDH RCG RMR. Involved in the conception, design, and management of the case control study on which this analysis is based: GPD.