Infection with group C rotavirus in a suburban community in Brazil
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Infection with group C rotavirus in a suburban community in Brazil. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 3 (11). pp. 891-895. ISSN 1360-2276Full text not available from this repository.
Group C rotaviruses are associated with sporadic outbreaks of gastroenteritis worldwide. Age-specific seroprevalence of group C rotavirus antibodies was investigated in sera, randomly collected and representative of a suburban community in Brazil which had previously been screened for group A rotavirus antibodies. Antibody prevalence to group C rotavirus was low in children under 5 years and increased slowly with age to 36% seropositivity in adults, reflecting continuous exposure to primary infection in all age groups. This suggests a higher incidence of infection than disease might predict. Adult antibody prevalence tvas similar to that in other geographical settings. No obvious patterns of infection with group A and group C rotavirus were found within individuals, which suggests independent transmission. However, further epidemiological studies are required to understand group C rotavirus dynamics and possible interactions with group A rotavirus transmission and immunity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
|Journal or Publication Title:||TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 891-895|
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