Molecular Characterization of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Strains, Iraqi Kurdistan
Published Date:May 2006
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 12(5):824-826.
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:Of 260 children with acute diarrhea in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, 96 (37%) were infected with rotavirus. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction identified G1, G4, G2, G9, P, P, and P as the most common genotypes. Eight G/P combinations were found, but PG1 and PG2 accounted for >50% of the strains.
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