G2P[4] the most prevalent rotavirus genotype in 2007 winter season in an European non-vaccinated population

Henedina Antunes, Ariana Afonso, Miren Iturriza, Isabel Martinho, Cristiana Ribeiro, Sandra Rocha, Catarina Magalhães, Liliana Carvalho, Fernando Branca, Jim Gray

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Because our population was naïve for RV vaccine, the G2P[4] predominance cannot be explained by vaccination. Rather, this high prevalence of G2P[4] may be within the normal fluctuation of RV genotypes. RV strain surveillance programmes are important for informing RV vaccination programmes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Virology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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