Molecular epidemiology of rotavirus in black infants in South Africa

A. D. Steele, J. J. Alexander

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The molecular epidemiology of rotavirus infections in black infants in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa, was investigated by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Between 1983 and 1986, 14 different RNA electrophoretic patterns were observed for children wiht acute gastroenteritis. These electrophoretypes showed a sequential pattern of appearance, with a limited number being present at any one time. In contrast, for neonates only one RNA electrophoretype was detected, which persisted for at least 3 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2384-2387
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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