Changing patterns of rotavirus genotypes in ghana: emergence of human rotavirus G9 as a major cause of diarrhea in children.

@article{Armah2003ChangingPO,
  title={Changing patterns of rotavirus genotypes in ghana: emergence of human rotavirus G9 as a major cause of diarrhea in children.},
  author={George Enyimah Armah and Andrew D Steele and Fred Newton Binka and Mathew Dioh Esona and Richard Harry Asmah and Francis Anto and David Brown and Jon Green and Felicity T. Cutts and Andy Hall},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={2317-22}
}
Genotyping of human rotaviruses was performed on 312 rotavirus-positive samples collected from 2,205 young children with diarrhea in the Upper East District of Ghana, a rural community. Of the 271 (86.9%) rotavirus strains that could be VP7 (G) or VP4 (P) characterized, 73 (26.9%) were of G9 specificity. The predominant G9 genotype was G9P[8], which constituted 79.5% of all G9 strains detected, followed by G9P[6] (12.3%), G9P[10] (2.7%), and G9P[4] (1.3%). G9 strains with mixed P types… CONTINUE READING