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Serotype diversity and reassortment between human and animal rotavirus strains: implications for rotavirus vaccine programs.
The development of rotavirus vaccines that are based on heterotypic or serotype-specific immunity has prompted many countries to establish programs to assess the disease burden associated withExpand
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Effect of human rotavirus vaccine on severe diarrhea in African infants.
BACKGROUND Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis among young children worldwide. Data are needed to assess the efficacy of the rotavirus vaccine in African children. METHODSExpand
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Epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhoea in Africa: a review to assess the need for rotavirus immunization.
Rapid progress towards the development of rotavirus vaccines has prompted a reassessment of the disease burden of rotavirus diarrhoea in developing countries and the possible impact of these vaccinesExpand
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Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use.
BACKGROUND Rotavirus results in more diarrhoea-related deaths in children less than five years of age than any other single agent in countries with high childhood mortality. It is also a common causeExpand
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Molecular epidemiology of noroviruses associated with acute sporadic gastroenteritis in children: global distribution of genogroups, genotypes and GII.4 variants.
Noroviruses are a leading cause of epidemic and sporadic acute gastroenteritis worldwide. The development of sensitive molecular diagnostic techniques has revolutionized our understanding ofExpand
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Rotavirus G and P types in children with acute diarrhea in Blantyre, Malawi, from 1997 to 1998: Predominance of novel P[6]G8 Strains
One hundred rotavirus strains detected in children with acute diarrhea in Blantyre, Malawi, between July 1997 and January 1998 were characterized for G (VP7) and P (VP4) types by using multiplex,Expand
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Predominance of Rotavirus P[4]G2 in a Vaccinated Population, Brazil
We identified 21 rotaviruses in 129 patients with diarrhea in a Brazilian city with high rotavirus vaccine coverage. All rotaviruses were genotype P[4]G2 with 1 mixed infection with P[NT]G9. AlthoughExpand
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Rotavirus strain types circulating in Africa: Review of studies published during 1997-2006.
Rotavirus is responsible for more than half a million deaths among infants and young children worldwide each year; many of these deaths could be prevented by widespread use of an effective rotavirusExpand
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Human rotavirus vaccine Rotarix™ provides protection against diverse circulating rotavirus strains in African infants: a randomized controlled trial
BackgroundRotaviruses are the most important cause of severe acute gastroenteritis worldwide in children <5 years of age. The human, G1P[8] rotavirus vaccine Rotarix™ significantly reduced severeExpand
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Molecular Epidemiology of Cryptosporidiosis in Children in Malawi
ABSTRACT: Few studies have examined the molecular epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis in developing countries. In this study, DNA of 69 microscopy‐positive human fecal samples collected from MalawiExpand
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