Journal article

AUSTRALIAN ROTAVIRUS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT, 2015

Susie Roczo-Farkas, Carl D Kirkwood, Julie E Bines

Communicable Diseases Intelligence | AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, DEPT HEALTH & AGEING | Published : 2016

Abstract

The Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program, together with collaborating laboratories Australia-wide, reports the rotavirus genotypes responsible for the hospitalisation of children with acute gastroenteritis during the period 1 January to 31 December 2015. During the survey period, 1,383 faecal samples were referred for rotavirus G and P genotype analysis, and of these, 1,031 were confirmed as rotavirus positive. A total of 634 specimens had been collected from children under 5 years of age, while 397 were from older children and adults. Genotype analysis of samples from both children and adults revealed that G12P[8] was the dominant genotype in this reporting period, identified in 48.2% ..

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