Molecular epidemiology of rotavirus in four provinces of Angola before vaccine introduction
- Autores: Dimbu R., Esteves A, Fortes F, Istrate C, Mendes C, Nordgren J, Pereira J., Saraiva N.
- Ano de Publicação: 2016
- Journal: Journal of Medical Virology
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26946356
Angola is a sub-Saharan country in southern Africa highly affected by diarrhoeal disease with limited epidemiological data regarding etiologic agents. This study was performed during 2012-2013, prior to rotavirus vaccine introduction, with the objective to detect and characterize the rotavirus strains circulating in four provinces of the country: Huambo, Luanda, Zaire and Cabinda.