Journal article

Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program: Annual Report, 2018.

Susie Roczo-Farkas, Julie E Bines, undefined Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Group

Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report | Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care | Published : 2021


Abstract: This report, from the Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program and collaborating laboratories Australia-wide, describes the rotavirus genotypes identified in children and adults with acute gastroenteritis during the period 1 January to 31 December 2018. During this period, 690 faecal specimens were referred for rotavirus G- and P- genotype analysis, including 607 samples that were confirmed as rotavirus positive. Of these, 457/607 were wild-type rotavirus strains and 150/607 were identified as rotavirus vaccine-like. Genotype analysis of the 457 wild-type rotavirus samples from both children and adults demonstrated that G3P[8] was the dominant genotype nationally, identified in 52..

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