Identification of two sublineages of genotype G2 rotavirus among diarrheic children in Parauapebas, Southern Pará State, Brazil
On a world scale, group A human rotaviruses are the most common cause of severe acute gastroenteritis during infancy and childhood, including five (G1, G2, G3, G4, and G9) epidemiologically important genotypes. Among these, ...
Rotavirus serotype distribution in northern Brazil trends over a 27 year period pre and post national vaccine introduction
In Brazil, a rotavirus vaccine was included in the public sector in March 2006. In order to identify a possible effect of vaccination on rotavirus strains we evaluated the distribution of serotypes/genotypes in northern ...
Phylogenetic analysis of probable non-human genes of group A rotaviruses isolated from children with acute gastroenteritis in Belém, Brazil
Rotaviruses (RVs) are the main cause of acute viral gastroenteritis in both humans and young animals of various species such as calves, horses, pigs, dogs, cats, and birds. The genetic diversity of RVs is related to a ...
Oral live attenuated rotavirus vaccine (RotarixTM) offers a sustained high protection against severe G9P rotavirus gastroenteritis during the first two years of life in Brazilian children
(Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2012)
In a large Phase III trial conducted in 10 Latin American countries, the safety and efficacy of the live attenuated monovalent rotavirus vaccine RIX4414 was evaluated in 15,183 healthy infants followed up during the first ...