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Rotavirus and its genotype distribution among children less than three years presenting with acute watery diarrhoea to a general hospital in urban Nepal

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Introduction: Viruses are the most common cause for diarrhoea in infants and small children. Rotavirus is the most frequent viral etiology, causing 125 million episodes of infantile diarrhoea and over 600,000 deaths per year. Materials and methods: A cross sectional study between January and March 2008 was conducted at Patan Hospital, Kathmandu to find out the prevalence of rotavirus among children < 3 years with watery diarrhoea and to identify common strains of rotavirus in the study pop...

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Shrestha, S More by this author
Pradhan, R More by this author
Thorson, S More by this author
Adhikari, N More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society
Volume:
31
Issue:
2
Pages:
110-115
Publication date:
2011
EISSN:
1990-7982
ISSN:
1990-7974
URN:
uuid:9d80fe15-c7ff-4296-b070-be679c9e8e76
Source identifiers:
166644
Local pid:
pubs:166644

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