The molecular epidemiology of circulating rotaviruses: three-year surveillance in the region of Monastir, Tunisia

@inproceedings{HassineZaafrane2011TheME,
  title={The molecular epidemiology of circulating rotaviruses: three-year surveillance in the region of Monastir, Tunisia},
  author={Mouna Hassine-Zaafrane and Khira Sdiri-Loulizi and Imen Ben Salem and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Kaplon and Siwar Ayouni and Katia Ambert-Balay and Nabil Sakly and Pierre Pothier and Mahjoub Aouni},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BackgroundRotavirus infection is the most common cause of severe, dehydrating, gastroenteritis among children worldwide. In developing countries, approximately 1440 children die from rotavirus infections each day, with an estimated 527,000 annually. In infants, rotavirus is estimated to cause more than 2 million hospitalizations every year depending on the income level of the country.The purpose of this study was to estimate the proportion of rotavirus gastroenteritis and identify the… CONTINUE READING
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