Rotavirus diarrhea among children less than 5 years of age in urban Ghana.

Binka E, Vermund SH, Armah GE
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 30 (8): 716-8

PMID: 21646938 · PMCID: PMC3149899 · DOI:10.1097/INF.0b013e318223bd85

We collected clinical and morphologic data from children with diarrhea attending 3 diverse hospitals/clinics in Accra. Stool samples were tested for rotavirus and Cryptosporidium spp. In all, 58% of the children with diarrhea had rotavirus infections, 25% of which were of the G3 sero/genotype. The most common strains were G3P [6] (18.8%) and G2P [6] (12.5%). Cryptosporidium spp. infections were uncommon (3/143, 2.0%).

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Child, Preschool Diarrhea Feces Female Gastroenteritis Genotype Ghana Humans Infant Infant, Newborn Male Prevalence Rotavirus Rotavirus Infections

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