Journal article

Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program: Annual Report, 2018

Susie Roczo-Farkas, Julie E Bines

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

Abstract

The National Rotavirus Reference Centre, together with collaborating laboratories Australia-wide, conducts a laboratory based rotavirus surveillance program. This report describes the serotypes of rotavirus strains responsible for the hospitalisation of children with acute gastroenteritis during the period 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007. One thousand and two faecal samples from across Australia were examined using a combined approach of monoclonal antibody immunoassays, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and polyacrylamide gel analysis. Serotype G1 was the dominant serotype nationally, representing 36.7% of all strains, followed by serotype G9 (31.1%), and serotype G3 (23.3%). Sero..

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Awarded by Australian Government Department of Health


Awarded by GlaxoSmithKline BiologicalsSA


Funding Acknowledgements

The Rotavirus Surveillance Program is supported by grants from the Australian Government Department of Health, and GlaxoSmithKline BiologicalsSA[Study#116120]. The Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support program. GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA was provided the opportunity to review a preliminary version of this manuscript for factual accuracy but the authors are solely responsible for final content and interpretation. The authors received no financial support or other form of compensation related to the development of the manuscript.