Prevalence and diversity of rotavirus strains in children with acute diarrhea from rural communities in the Limpopo Province, South Africa, from 1998 to 2000.

@article{Potgieter2010PrevalenceAD,
  title={Prevalence and diversity of rotavirus strains in children with acute diarrhea from rural communities in the Limpopo Province, South Africa, from 1998 to 2000.},
  author={Natasha Potgieter and Mariet C de Beer and Maureen B. Taylor and Andrew D Steele},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={202 Suppl},
  pages={S148-55}
}
BACKGROUND Data regarding the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of rotavirus infection in rural areas of Africa are limited. In this study the prevalence and genetic diversity of rotaviruses in a rural South African setting were investigated. METHODS During June 1998 to June 2000, 420 stool specimens were collected from children with acute diarrhea who visited primary health care clinics in the rural Vhembe region, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Group A rotaviruses were detected by… CONTINUE READING

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