Surveillance of rotavirus strains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1997 to 1999.

  title={Surveillance of rotavirus strains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1997 to 1999.},
  author={Norma Santos and Caroline Cordeiro Soares and Eduardo de Mello Volot{\~a}o and Maria Carolina Maciel de Albuquerque and Yasutaka Hoshino},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={41 7},
One hundred fifty-seven (23%; n = 678) rotavirus-positive stool samples were collected between March 1997 and December 1999 in the cites of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói. Rotaviruses in 143 (91%) samples were genotyped by reverse transcription-PCR for G and/or P specificity. Rotaviruses in the majority of G-P-typeable samples (73.3%; 74 of 101) were identified as having globally common genotypes G1P[8], G2P[4], G3P[8], and G4P[8]. Unusual strains such as G1P[9], G2[P8], G3P[9], and G9P[4] strains… CONTINUE READING

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