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Title: Prevalence of G2P[4] and G12P[6] rotavirus, Bangladesh
Authors: Rahman, Mustafizur ×
Sultana, Rasheda
Ahmed, Giasuddin
Nahar, Sharifun
Hassan, Zahid M
Saiada, Farjana
Podder, Goutam
Faruque, Abu S G
Siddique, A K
Sack, David A
Matthijnssens, Jelle
Van Ranst, Marc
Azim, Tasnim #
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Series Title: Emerging infectious diseases vol:13 issue:1 pages:18-24
Abstract: Approximately 20,000 stool specimens from patients with diarrhea visiting 1 urban and 1 rural hospital in Bangladesh during January 2001-May 2006 were tested for group A rotavirus antigen, and 4,712 (24.0%) were positive. G and P genotyping was performed on a subset of 10% of the positive samples (n = 471). During the 2001-2005 rotavirus seasons, G1P[8] (36.4%) and G9P[8] (27.7%) were the dominant strains, but G2[4] and G12P[6] were present in 15.4% and 3.1% of the rotavirus-positive patients, respectively. During the 2005-06 rotavirus season, G2P[4] (43.2%) appeared as the most prevalent strain, and G12P[6] became a more prevalent strain (11.1%) during this season. Because recently licensed rotavirus vaccines include only the P[8] specificity, it is unknown how the vaccines will perform in settings where non-P[8] types are prevalent.
ISSN: 1080-6040
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute)
Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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