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Epidemiology of rotavirus and astrovirus infections in children in northwestern Nigeria.

Authors
  • Aminu, M
  • Esona, M D
  • Geyer, A
  • Steele, A D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of African Medicine
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2008
Volume
7
Issue
4
Pages
168–174
Identifiers
PMID: 19623918
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this community-based study, rotavirus and astrovirus were significantly associated with diarrhea. However, the prevalence of rotavirus infection among children appears to be low while that of astrovirus falls in the range seen in hospital-based studies around the continent.

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