Rotavirus in South Africa : From discovery to vaccine introduction

  title={Rotavirus in South Africa : From discovery to vaccine introduction},
  author={A. R. Steele},
Rotavirus was first detected by electron microscopy in young children with diarrhoea in South Africa in 1976, and 25 years later rotavirus vaccine was introduced into the routine childhood immunisation schedule in the country. Prof Barry Schoub played a role in both these events and in many milestones along that journey, from discovery to introduction. Several seminal findings were identified by Schoub et al in the early years after rotavirus identification in South Africa, including the… CONTINUE READING
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