Serotypes and electropherotypes of human rotavirus in the USA: 1987-1989.

  title={Serotypes and electropherotypes of human rotavirus in the USA: 1987-1989.},
  author={V de A Gouvea and Mei Shang Ho and Roger I. Glass and Paul V Woods and Bryan Forrester and Carl Peter Robinson and Rhoda Ashley and Marie Riepenhoff-talty and Hilary F. Clark and Koki Taniguchi},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={162 2},
The epidemiology of rotavirus gastroenteritis was investigated for two consecutive seasons (1987-1988 and 1988-1989) in seven locales in the continental USA. The 281 representative fecal samples obtained from children with diarrhea were electropherotyped and serotyped by an enzyme immunoassay with serotype-specific monoclonal antibodies and a new amplification typing technique (polymerase chain reaction typing). Serotype 1 was predominant in both years, particularly in the North and East… CONTINUE READING

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