Molecular epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhea among children in Saudi Arabia: first detection of G9 and G12 strains.

@article{Kheyami2008MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhea among children in Saudi Arabia: first detection of G9 and G12 strains.},
  author={Ali M. Kheyami and Toyoko Nakagomi and Osamu Nakagomi and Winifred Dove and Charles A. Hart and Nigel A. Cunliffe},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={
          1185-91
        }
}
In anticipation of rotavirus vaccine introduction in Saudi Arabia, this study was undertaken to determine the distribution of the G and P genotypes of rotaviruses in order to examine whether there was any emerging serotype or unusual strain circulating in children in Saudi Arabia. Of 984 stool specimens collected between 17 April 2004 and 16 April 2005, rotavirus was detected by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 187 (19%) diarrheal children less than 5 years of age. Of these, 160 (86… CONTINUE READING

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