Rotavirus infection in the Paraguayan population from 2004 to 2005: high incidence of rotavirus strains with short electropherotype in children and adults.

@article{Amarilla2007RotavirusII,
  title={Rotavirus infection in the Paraguayan population from 2004 to 2005: high incidence of rotavirus strains with short electropherotype in children and adults.},
  author={Alberto A Amarilla and Emilio E. Esp{\'i}nola and Maria Eugenia Galeano and Norma Fari{\~n}a and Graciela Russomando and Gabriel I Parra},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={CR333-7}
}
BACKGROUND Rotavirus is considered the main viral cause of acute gastroenteritis in children in both developed and developing countries. The aim of the present study was to continue the surveillance of rotavirus in the Paraguayan population in anticipation of a rotavirus vaccination in children. MATERIAL/METHODS Fecal samples from infants (< or =5 years of age) and adults with diarrhea (912 and 801 samples, respectively) were collected in Paraguay during 2004-2005. Rotavirus incidence was… CONTINUE READING

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