Rotavirus infection in children hospitalised with diarrhoea in Sri Lanka.

  title={Rotavirus infection in children hospitalised with diarrhoea in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Lalitha N Mendis and D G Harendra de Silva and P E Soysa and Sanath P. Lamabadusuriya},
  journal={Journal of diarrhoeal diseases research},
  volume={8 3},
Seasonal and clinical aspects of rotavirus-associated diarrhoea in 98 of the 326 children hospitalised for diarrhoea are described. Rotavirus infection was detected (30% overall) throughout the year from May 1980 to April 1981, but the prevalence was higher during the rainy season (40-50%). The age group in which rotavirus was detected most frequently was from 4 months to 2 years (34.6%). Watery diarrhoea and vomiting were significantly commoner in children with rotavirus diarrhoea (75% and 71… CONTINUE READING

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