Prevalence and genotypes of Rotavirus among children under 5 years presenting with diarrhoea in Moshi, Tanzania: a hospital based cross sectional study

@inproceedings{Mchaile2017PrevalenceAG,
  title={Prevalence and genotypes of Rotavirus among children under 5 years presenting with diarrhoea in Moshi, Tanzania: a hospital based cross sectional study},
  author={Deborah N. Mchaile and Rune Nathaniel Philemon and Sonia Kabika and Evelyn Albogast and Kikoti J. Morijo and Emmanuel Kifaro and Blandina Theophil Mmbaga},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2017}
}
Diarrhoea is a main cause of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 responsible for approximately four billion cases and 1.1 million deaths annually. In developing countries, it causes two million deaths each year. The major causative organism responsible is Rotavirus which is responsible for one-third of hospitalizations with approximately 40% mortality. The prevalence of Rotavirus infection was 26.4% (73/277). The predominant strain of Rotavirus found was G1 21/73 (53.8%), followed by G8… CONTINUE READING
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