Detection and characterization of Human caliciviruses associated with sporadic acute diarrhea in adults in Djibouti (horn of Africa).

@article{Maslin2008DetectionAC,
  title={Detection and characterization of Human caliciviruses associated with sporadic acute diarrhea in adults in Djibouti (horn of Africa).},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Maslin and Elisabeth Nicand and Katia Ambert-Balay and Christine Fouet and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Kaplon and Rachel Haus and Pierre Pothier and Evelyne Kohli},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={522-6}
}
Recent advances in molecular diagnostics have allowed us to recognize Human caliciviruses (HuCVs) as important agents of acute diarrhea in industrialized countries. Their prevalence and genetic diversity in developing countries remains unknown. We report on the characterization of HuCVs among adults presenting acute diarrheas in Djibouti; 108 stool samples collected were screened by EIA, RTPCR, or cell cultures for the group A Rotaviruses, Adenoviruses, Astroviruses, and HuCVs, which were… CONTINUE READING