Rotavirus type A and other enteric pathogens in stool samples from children with acute diarrhea on the Colombian northern coast.

@article{Urbina2003RotavirusTA,
  title={Rotavirus type A and other enteric pathogens in stool samples from children with acute diarrhea on the Colombian northern coast.},
  author={Delfina Urbina and Octavio S Arzuza and Gregorio Young and Edgar Parra and Raimundo Castro and Marta Puello},
  journal={International microbiology : the official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={27-32}
}
The present study, conducted from March 1998 to July 2000, determined the etiology of acute diarrhea in 253 young children and infants from Cartagena and Sincelejo, Colombia. In 253 stool samples, the following enteric pathogens were recovered: rotavirus type A (36.6%) as the major agent, Salmonella spp (9.0%), Shigella spp (8.0%), enteric pathogenic Escherichia coli (6.0%), enteric hemorragic Esc. coli (2.8%), Providencia alcalifaciens (2.8%), Aeromonas hydrophila (2.0%), Yersinia… CONTINUE READING

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