Prevalence of rotavirus genotypes in children younger than 5 years of age before the introduction of a universal rotavirus vaccination program: report of rotavirus surveillance in Turkey.


Durmaz R. , Kalaycioglu A. T. , Acar S., Bakkaloglu Z., Karagoz A., Korukluoglu G., ...More

PloS one, vol.9, no.12, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113674
  • Title of Journal : PloS one

Abstract

Background: Group A rotaviruses are the most common causative agent of acute gastroenteritis among children less than 5 years of age throughout the world. This sentinel surveillance study was aimed to obtain baseline data on the rotavirus G and P genotypes across Turkey before the introduction of a universal rotavirus vaccination program.