Clinical features and molecular epidemiology of rotavirus and norovirus infections in Libyan children.

@article{Abugalia2011ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical features and molecular epidemiology of rotavirus and norovirus infections in Libyan children.},
  author={Mohamed Abugalia and Luis E Cuevas and Andrew W. Kirby and Winifred Dove and Osamu Nakagomi and Toyoko Nakagomi and Majdi Kara and Rabia Gweder and Mohamed Najib Smeo and Nigel A. Cunliffe},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2011},
  volume={83 10},
  pages={1849-56}
}
Rotaviruses and noroviruses are leading viral causes of diarrhoea in children. A cross-sectional study was undertaken among children aged <5 years with acute gastroenteritis at Al-Jala Children's Hospital, Tripoli, Libya, from October 2007 to September 2008. Of 1,090 fecal samples collected, 260 from inpatients and 830 from outpatients, all inpatients and approximately a third of outpatients, selected systematically, were investigated for rotavirus and norovirus infection by ELISA and real-time… CONTINUE READING
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