Astrovirus infection in children in lagos, Nigeria.

  title={Astrovirus infection in children in lagos, Nigeria.},
  author={Ci Ayolabi and Dotun Ojo and Iyang Akpan},
  journal={African journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={6 1},
A preliminary investigation was conducted to screen for astrovirus in Lagos. Two hundred and fifteen (215) faecal samples collected from children under 5 years old with diarrhoea (161) and without diarrhoea (54) admitted at paediatric clinics in Lagos State were studied. The stool specimens were examined for the presence of human astrovirus antigen using a monoclonal antibody-based ELISA (Astrovirus RIDASCREEN(®) r-Biopharm, Germany) technique. Astrovirus was detected in 40.4 percent (65/161… CONTINUE READING


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