The prevalence of norovirus, astrovirus and adenovirus infections among hospitalised children with acute gastroenteritis in Porto Velho, state of Rondônia, western Brazilian Amazon

@inproceedings{Amaral2015ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of norovirus, astrovirus and adenovirus infections among
hospitalised children with acute gastroenteritis in Porto Velho, state of Rond{\^o}nia,
western Brazilian Amazon},
  author={Maria Sandra Costa Amaral and Grecy Kelli Estevam and Marilene Penatti and Roger Lafontaine and Ian Carlos Gomes Lima and Paula Katharine Pontes Spada and Yvone Benchimol Gabbay and Najla Benevides Matos},
  booktitle={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2015}
}
Although viruses are well-established causes of acute gastroenteritis, few data on the circulation of these pathogens in Porto Velho, state of Rondônia, Brazil, are available. Thus, faecal samples from hospitalised diarrhoeic children, under six years of age, were collected and tested for the presence of norovirus (NoV), adenovirus (AdV) and astrovirus (AstV) from February 2010-February 2012. Specimens were screened by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction and viruses were found in 10… CONTINUE READING

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