High genotypic diversity among rotavirus strains infecting Gambian children.

  title={High genotypic diversity among rotavirus strains infecting Gambian children.},
  author={Brenda A. Kwambana and Usman Nurudeen Ikumapayi and N Sallah and Michel Mainack Dione and Sheikh Jarju and Sandra Panchalingham and James Jafali and Modou Lamin and Modupeh Betts and M. M. Hassan Adeyemi and Adebayo Kolawole Akinsola and Ousman Bittaye and Momodou Jasseh and Karen L. Kotloff and Myron M. Levine and James P Nataro and Tumani Corrah and Mohamed Jahangir Hossain and Debasish Majumdar Saha and Martin Antonio},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={33 Suppl 1},
BACKGROUND Rotavirus is the leading cause of diarrhea in children <5 years of age. In light of the implementation of rotavirus vaccines of limited valency, it is important to characterize the genotypic diversity of circulating rotavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS We collected stool samples from children 0-59 months of age who presented at the health centres as cases with moderate-to-severe diarrhea in the Upper River Region of The Gambia. Stool samples were also collected from age, sex… CONTINUE READING
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