Characterization of rotaviruses causing diarrhoea in Vietnamese children.
Faecal samples from 123 children admitted to the Centre for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, with acute watery diarrhoea were screened by negative-stain electron microscopy for viral enteropathogens. In addition to the 48 children who were found to be infected with rotavirus only, one had both rotavirus and astrovirus, two had adenovirus 40/41, and one had astrovirus only. The rotaviruses were subjected to molecular analysis by electropherotyping, G- and P-genotyping (by revers...Expand abstract
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