Detection and genetic characterization of porcine group A rotaviruses in asymptomatic pigs in smallholder farms in East Africa: predominance of P[8] genotype resembling human strains.

@article{Amimo2015DetectionAG,
  title={Detection and genetic characterization of porcine group A rotaviruses in asymptomatic pigs in smallholder farms in East Africa: predominance of P[8] genotype resembling human strains.},
  author={J O Amimo and Joseph O. Junga and William O. Ogara and Anastasia N Vlasova and Moses N. Njahira and Solomon Maina and Edward A. Okoth and Richard P. Bishop and Linda J. Saif and Appolinaire Djikeng},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={175 2-4},
  pages={195-210}
}
Viral enteritis is a serious problem accounting for deaths in neonatal animals and humans worldwide. The absence of surveillance programs and diagnostic laboratory facilities have resulted in a lack of data on rotavirus associated diarrheas in pigs in East Africa. Here we describe the incidence of group A rotavirus (RVA) infections in asymptomatic young pigs in East Africa. Of the 446 samples examined, 26.2% (117/446) were positive for RVA. More nursing piglets (78.7%) shed RVA than weaned (32… CONTINUE READING
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