Comparative study of the epidemiology of rotavirus in children from a community-based birth cohort and a hospital in South India.

@article{Banerjee2006ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of the epidemiology of rotavirus in children from a community-based birth cohort and a hospital in South India.},
  author={Indrani Banerjee and Sasirekha V Ramani and Beryl Primrose and Prabhakar Devarajan Moses and Miren Iturriza-G{\'o}mara and James R J Gray and Shabbar Jaffar and Bindhu Monica and Jaya Prakash Muliyil and David W. G. Brown and Mary K. Estes and Gagandeep Kang},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={
          2468-74
        }
}
Rotavirus gastroenteritis is the major cause of severe dehydrating diarrhea in children worldwide. This study compares rotavirus diarrhea in 351 children in a community-based cohort and 343 children admitted to a hospital during the same period. Clinical information and fecal specimens were obtained during diarrheal episodes. Fecal samples were screened for VP6 antigen, and the positive samples were G and P typed by reverse transcription-PCR. Rotavirus was detected in 82/1,152 (7.1%) episodes… CONTINUE READING

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