Detection and identification of enteroviruses circulating in children with acute gastroenteritis in Pará State, Northern Brazil (2010–2011)
Machado, Raiana Scerni
Sousa Jr, Ivanildo Pedro de Sousa
Monteiro, Jacqueline Cortinhas
Ferreira, James Lima
Alves, Jainara Cristina dos Santos
Tavares, Fernando Neto
Although acute gastroenteritis (AGE) has been reported as a common infectious disease in children, there is scarce information about enterovirus (EV) circulating associated with AGE cases in Brazil. The purpose of the present study was to identify and characterize the enteroviruses associated with AGE in children in Belém, Brazil. A total of 175 stool samples were obtained from children hospitalized revealing the presence of EV in 26.3% (46/175) of infections. EV type was identifed in 78.3% (36/46) and EV-B species (61.1%; 22/36) was the most prevalent EV-detected followed by EV-C (25%; 9/36) and EV-A (13.9%; 5/36). This study has provided important information about the enterovirus circulation in Pará state, Northern Brazil.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationMACHADO, Raiana Scerni et al. Detection and identification of enteroviruses circulating in children with acute gastroenteritis in Pará State, Northern Brazil (2010–2011). Virology Journal, v. 17, n. 1, p. 1-5, Dec. 2020.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-decsPrimaryGastroenterite / virologia
Enterovirus / patogenicidade
Infecções por Enterovirus / transmissão