Infect Genet Evol. 2014 Sep 11. pii: S1567-1348(14)00325-6. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2014.09.007. [Epub ahead of print]
Rotavirus genotypes in Belarus, 2008-2012.
Semeiko G1, Yermalovich M1, Poliakova N1, Mijatovic-Rustempasic S2, Kerin T2, Wasley A3, Videbaek D3, Gentsch JR2, Bowen MD4, Samoilovich E1.
This study describes group A rotavirus (RVA) genotype prevalence in Belarus from 2008 to 2012. In 2008, data from 3 sites in Belarus (Brest, Mogilev, Minsk) indicated that G4P was the predominant genotype. Data from Minsk (2008-2012) showed that G4P was the predominant RVA genotype in all years except in 2011 when G3P was most frequently detected. Other RVA genotypes common in Europe (G1P, G2P) were detected each year of the study. This study reveals the dominance of genotype G4P in Belarus and helps to establish the baseline genotype prevalence prior to RVA vaccine introduction in the country.
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Belarus; Genotype; Rotavirus; VP4; VP7
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