Changing Epidemiology of Rotavirus-Related Hospitalizations in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, from 2002 to 2006
Vera S Gouvea*, 1, André L.S Domingues1, #, Felipe G Naveca1, Adriana R Pedro1, César C Bevilacqua2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2007
First Page: 47
Last Page: 50
Publisher Id: TOVJ-1-47
Article History:Received Date: 20/11/2007
Revision Received Date: 3/12/2007
Acceptance Date: 14/12/2007
Electronic publication date: 31/12/2007
Collection year: 2007
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A prospective hospital-based sentinel study conducted in Rio de Janeiro identified a shift in the pattern (long to short electropherotype and P(8) to P(4) genotype) of rotavirus strains recovered from children with severe diarrhea a few months after the far-reaching Brazilian rotavirus immunization program was launched, posing new interesting challenges.