Diversity of rotavirus strains circulating in children under 5 years of age admitted to hospital for acute gastroenteritis in Morocco, June 2006 to May 2009.

@article{Benhafid2013DiversityOR,
  title={Diversity of rotavirus strains circulating in children under 5 years of age admitted to hospital for acute gastroenteritis in Morocco, June 2006 to May 2009.},
  author={Mohammed Benhafid and Nezha Elomari and Maria Elqazoui and Azzouzi Idrissi Meryem and Ahmed Rguig and Abdelkarim Filali-Maltouf and Rajae Elaouad},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2013},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={
          354-62
        }
}
Rotavirus vaccine was introduced in Morocco during 2010. In anticipation of introducing rotavirus vaccines, the Ministry of Health in Morocco established a rotavirus surveillance network in June 2006 at four hospitals in Morocco to obtain baseline data on rotavirus disease burden and prevalent strains. From June 2006 to May 2009, stool samples were collected from children under 5 years of age admitted for diarrhea to four sentinel hospitals serving different regions of Morocco. Rotaviruses were… CONTINUE READING
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