Epidemiology of rotavirus infection in north-western Nigeria.

  title={Epidemiology of rotavirus infection in north-western Nigeria.},
  author={Maryam Aminu and Aliyu Ahmadu Ahmad and Joseph U. Umoh and John ‘. Dewar and Mathew Dioh Esona and Andrew D Steele},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  volume={54 5},
Rotaviruses (RV) are associated with approximately 33 000 deaths in children <5 years of age annually in Nigeria. However, limited data exit on RV infection in north-western Nigeria. During July 2002 to July 2004, 1063 (869 diarrhoeic and 194 control) stool samples were collected from children <5 years of age presenting with diarrhoea in north-western Nigeria. The stools were analysed for RV antigen and further characterized by antigenic and genomic methods. RV was detected in 18% of children… CONTINUE READING