High rate of detection of G8P rotavirus in children with acute gastroenteritis in So Tom, and Principe
2015 (English)In: Archives of Virology, ISSN 0304-8608, E-ISSN 1432-8798, Vol. 160, no 2, 423-428 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The burden of rotavirus infections greatly affects the low-income African countries. In the absence of epidemiological data on pediatric diarrhea in So Tom, and Principe (STP), a study was conducted from August to December 2011. Rotavirus antigen was detected in 36.7 % of the collected fecal samples (87/237). G8P was identified as the predominant genotype (71.1 % detection rate), while G1P represented only 8.4 %. Phylogenetic analysis of VP7 G8 strains showed clustering within lineage G8d, while VP4 P strains clustered within lineage 1a. Our results represent the first report on rotavirus from STP and show one of the highest detection rates of G8 rotaviruses worldwide.
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Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2015. Vol. 160, no 2, 423-428 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-115324DOI: 10.1007/s00705-014-2244-7ISI: 000349433500006PubMedID: 25283609OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-115324DiVA: diva2:795078
Funding Agencies|Ministry of Health of STP; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal)2015-03-132015-03-132015-03-13