Rotavirus and acute diarrhoeal disease in children in a southern Indian coastal town.

@article{Paniker1982RotavirusAA,
  title={Rotavirus and acute diarrhoeal disease in children in a southern Indian coastal town.},
  author={C. K. J. Paniker and Sajini Mathew and Minnie M. Mathan},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1982},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={123-7}
}
Rotavirus was found by electron microscopy in the stools of 70.7% of a representative sample (368) of the 3355 children with acute diarrhoea admitted to hospital over a period of 16 months in Calicut on the west coast of India. The prevalence of the virus was high (nearly 100% of cases examined) in the period from November to January and lowest in May just before the onset of the monsoon. Prevalence was high (75.1%) in infants aged from 6 to 23 months, but was considerably lower in those under… CONTINUE READING