Short report: surveillance and molecular characterization of group A rotaviruses in Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Horwood, Paul Francis, Luang-Suarkia, Dagwin, Bebes, Sauli, Boniface, Karen, Datta, Siddhartha Sankar, Siba, Peter Max, and Kirkwood, Carl Dunn (2012) Short report: surveillance and molecular characterization of group A rotaviruses in Goroka, Papua New Guinea. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 87 (6). pp. 1145-1148.

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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the molecular epidemiology of group A rotaviruses in cases of acute gastroenteritis in Goroka, Papua New Guinea. From April 2008 through November 2010, 813 diarrheal stool samples were collected from children < 5 years of age hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis. Rotavirus antigen was detected in 31.2% of samples using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Genotyping revealed the presence of the globally circulating strains G1P[8] (50.0%), G3P[8] (23.0%), and G2P[4] (8.2%). The globally emerging strains G9 and G12 were detected in 1.2% and 6.1% of samples, respectively. Mixed infections were detected in a high proportion of samples (11.9%), with 9.0% and 3.7% of samples displaying multiple G and P genotypes, respectively.

Item ID: 47273
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1476-1645
Funders: World Health Organisation (WHO), National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)
Projects and Grants: WHO Western Pacific Rotavirus Surveillance Network, NHMRC CDA Fellowship 609347
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 00:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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