Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31701717, 31872912)
National Key Research and Development Program (2017YFC1601200)
Pearl River S and T Nova Program of Guangzhou (201610010020)
GDAS' Project of Science and Technology Development (2019GDASYL-0104008)
the Key Research and Development Program of Guangdong Province (2019B020209001)
Received: 2 February 2019
Accepted: 29 July 2019
First Online: 6 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee at the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the Chinese CDC for the protection of human subjects. The project approval number is 2013(2) -76. After explaining the study objectives in their own local language, which could also help these diarrhea patients to detect norovirus infection free of charge, verbal consent was obtained from all participants or their guardian prior to sample collection. The procedures for verbal consent were approved by all ethical committees.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.