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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Sep-Oct;7(5):890-2.

Expanding global distribution of rotavirus serotype G9: detection in Libya, Kenya, and Cuba.

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University of Liverpool, United Kinngdom.

Abstract

Serotype G9 may be the fifth most common human rotavirus serotype, after serotypes G1 to G4. In three cross-sectional studies of childhood diarrhea, we have detected serotype G9 rotaviruses for the first time in Libya, Kenya, and Cuba. Serotype G9 constituted 27% of all rotaviruses identified, emphasizing the reemergence of serotype G9 and suggesting that future human rotavirus vaccines will need to protect against disease caused by this serotype.

PMID:
11747706
PMCID:
PMC2631875
DOI:
10.3201/eid0705.017521
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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