Rotavirus genotypes circulating in Brazil before national rotavirus vaccination: a review.

@article{Gurgel2008RotavirusGC,
  title={Rotavirus genotypes circulating in Brazil before national rotavirus vaccination: a review.},
  author={Ricardo Queiroz Gurgel and Nigel A. Cunliffe and Osamu Nakagomi and Luis E Cuevas},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
BACKGROUND Rotavirus vaccine was recently introduced in Brazil, which has the potential to greatly reduce childhood deaths from diarrhoea. To provide baseline data to assess the effect of mass rotavirus vaccination on the ecology of circulating rotavirus strains, we systematically analysed published studies in the pre-vaccine era. AIMS To describe the distribution of rotavirus genotypes in Brazil prior to vaccine introduction. METHODS Systematic literature searches in health-related… CONTINUE READING