Prevalence of Rotavirus Genotypes in Children Younger than 5 Years of Age before the Introduction of a Universal Rotavirus Vaccination Program: Report of Rotavirus Surveillance in Turkey

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Durmaz R., Kalaycioglu A. T. , Acar S., Bakkaloğlu Z., Karagöz A., Korukluoğlu G., ...More

PLOS ONE, vol.9, no.12, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113674
  • Title of Journal : PLOS ONE


Background: Group A rotaviruses are the most common causative agent of acute gastroenteritis among children less than 5 years of age throughout the world. This sentinel surveillance study was aimed to obtain baseline data on the rotavirus G and P genotypes across Turkey before the introduction of a universal rotavirus vaccination program.