Viral diarrhoea in young children in two districts in Nigeria.

  title={Viral diarrhoea in young children in two districts in Nigeria.},
  author={Rosemary A. Audu and Sunday Aremu Omilabu and Ina Peenze and D. Gentry Steele},
  journal={The Central African journal of medicine},
  volume={48 5-6},
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of viral agents of diarrhoea in Ilorin and Lagos, two zones in Nigeria. DESIGN A survey of young children who had clinically confirmed diarrhoea. SETTING University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Ilorin, Kware State and the Massey Street Children's Hospital in Lagos State, Nigeria. SUBJECTS 108 children under the age of five. RESULTS The prevalence rates observed were 33.3% for rotavirus, 6.7% for adenovirus and 1.2% for astrovirus. The rotavirus… CONTINUE READING