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Serotype G12 Rotaviruses, Lilongwe, Malawi

By Nigel A. Cunliffe, Bagrey M. Ngwira, Winifred Dove, Osamu Nakagomi, Toyoko Nakagomi, Arantza Perez, C. Anthony Hart, Peter N. Kazembe and Charles C.V. Mwansambo


To assess diversity of rotavirus strains in Lilongwe, Malawi, we conducted a cross-sectional study of children with acute gastroenteritis, July 2005–June 2007. Serotype G12 was identified in 30 (5%) of 546 rotavirus-positive fecal specimens. The G12 strain possessed multiple electropherotypes and P-types, but their viral protein 7 sequences were closely related, indicating that reassortment has occurred

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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