Laboratory investigations on rotavirus in infantile gastroenteritis in Jamaica.


Between March 1982 and March 1983 rotaviruses were detected in faecal specimens from 193 (19%) of 1020 Jamaican children under 5 years old with acute gastroenteritis. The excretion of rotaviruses in a control group of non-diarrhoeal children was only 1.4%. Rotaviruses were detected more frequently in the cooler months of the year; the prevalence ranged from… (More)


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