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Title: Global distribution of group A rotavirus strains in horses: A systematic review
Authors: Papp, Hajnalka ×
Matthijnssens, Jelle
Martella, Vito
Ciarlet, Max
Bányai, Krisztián #
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Butterworths
Series Title: Vaccine vol:31 issue:48 pages:5627-5633
Article number: S0264-410X(13)01136-5
Abstract: Group A rotavirus (RVA) is a major cause of diarrhea and diarrhea-related mortality in foals in parts of the world. In addition to careful horse farm management, vaccination is the only known alternative to reduce the RVA associated disease burden on horse farms. The precise evaluation of vaccine effectiveness against circulating strains needs enhanced surveillance of equine RVAs in areas where vaccine is already available or vaccine introduction is anticipated. Therefore, we undertook the overview of relevant information on epidemiology of equine RVA strains through systematic search of public literature databases. Our findings indicated that over 99% of equine RVA strains characterized during the past three decades belonged to two common genotypes, G3P[12] and G14P[12], whereas most of the minority equine RVA strains were probably introduced from a heterologous host by interspecies transmission. These baseline data on RVA strains in horses shall contribute to a better understanding of the spatiotemporal dynamics of strain prevalence in vaccinated and non-vaccinated herds.
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ISSN: 0264-410X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
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