Epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhoea in Albania

Epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhoea in Albania The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of rotavirus disease in children <5 years old in Tirana, Albania, and to monitor and characterize the rotavirus genotypes. Rotavirus was detected in 21 % of samples, more frequently in children under 2 years of age, which accounted for 80.8 % of all positive cases. Among all rotavirus-positive samples collected, G4P(8) was the most prevalent genotype (38 %), followed by G1P(8) (36.6 %). The use of safe and effective rotavirus vaccines for the prevention of severe diarrhoea and the reduction of treatment costs will be of great importance for Albania. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhoea in Albania

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Springer Vienna
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Subject
Biomedicine; Virology; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Diseases
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-014-2093-4
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Abstract

The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of rotavirus disease in children <5 years old in Tirana, Albania, and to monitor and characterize the rotavirus genotypes. Rotavirus was detected in 21 % of samples, more frequently in children under 2 years of age, which accounted for 80.8 % of all positive cases. Among all rotavirus-positive samples collected, G4P(8) was the most prevalent genotype (38 %), followed by G1P(8) (36.6 %). The use of safe and effective rotavirus vaccines for the prevention of severe diarrhoea and the reduction of treatment costs will be of great importance for Albania.

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Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 2014

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