Distribution of rotavirus VP7 and VP4 genotypes circulating in Tunisia from 2009 to 2014: Emergence of the genotype G12.

@article{Moussa2016DistributionOR,
  title={Distribution of rotavirus VP7 and VP4 genotypes circulating in Tunisia from 2009 to 2014: Emergence of the genotype G12.},
  author={Amal Awad Abdelnabi Moussa and Mouna Ben Hadj Fredj and Im{\`e}ne Fodha and Meriam BenHamida-Reba{\"i} and S. Kacem and Aida Argoubi and Haifa Bennour and Noureddine Bouj{\^a}afar and Abdelhalim Trabelsi},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2016},
  pages={1-8}
}
Group A rotavirus (RVA) represents the most important aetiological agent of diarrhoea in children worldwide. From January 2009 to December 2014, a multi-centre study realized through 11 Tunisian cities was undertaken among children aged <5 years consulting or hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis. A total of 1127 faecal samples were collected. All samples were screened by ELISA for the presence of RVA antigen. RVA-positive samples were further analyzed by PAGE and used for G/P-genotyping by… CONTINUE READING