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Title: Studio e caratterizzazione molecolare di rotavirus circolanti in Albania ed in differenti aree italiane
Other Titles: Study and molecular characterization of Rotavirus isolated in Albania and in different Italian areas
Authors: Divizia, Maurizio
Petrinca, Anna Rita
Keywords: rotavirus
Issue Date: 6-May-2010
Abstract: Rotaviruses are one of the most important causes of gastroenteritis in children under 5 years old. Analysis of G and P rotavirus genotypes in circulation is crucial in evaluating the appropriacy of mass vaccination of children worldwide. Overall, 592 stool samples were collected in Tirana (Albania), the Salento peninsula (South Italy), and three different hospitals in Rome (Central Italy). Of the total samples, 31% were rotavirus positive in Albania, 78% in the Salento, and 38% in Rome. The samples collected in Tirana and Rome were G–P typed, whereas the samples collected in the Salento were only G typed. Overall, in Italy the most frequent combinations were G4P[8] (48%),G1P[8] (28%), and G2 P[4] (9%); in Albania they were G9 P[8] (77%), G4 P[8] (9%), G1 P[8] (7%), and G4 P[4] (3%). Phylogenetic analysis was also performed to assess the genetic relatedness of the strains.
Description: 22. ciclo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2108/1271
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