Journal article

Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program: Annual Report, 2019

Sarah Thomas, Celeste M Donato, Susie Roczo-Farkas, Jenny Hua, Julie E Bines

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INTELLIGENCE | AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, DEPT HEALTH & AGEING | Published : 2021

Abstract

The Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program together with collaborating laboratories Australia-wide, conducts a laboratory based rotavirus surveillance program. This report describes the genotypes of rotavirus strains responsible for the hospitalisation of children with acute gastroenteritis during the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009, the second year of surveillance following introduction of rotavirus vaccine into the National Immunisation Program. Five hundred and ninety-two faecal samples from across Australia were examined for G and P genotype using hemi-nested multiplex reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction assays. Of the 445 confirmed as rotavirus positive, genotype G2P[4..

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