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Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: Epidemiological features of rotavirus infection in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, from 1986 to 2000
Autor: Cardoso, Divina das Dôres de Paula
Soares, Célia Maria Almeida
Souza, Menira Borges de Lima Dias e
Azevedo, Marli da Silva Pereira de
Martins, Regina Maria Bringel
Queiróz, Divina Aparecida de Oliveira
Brito, Wilia Marta Elsner Diederichsen de
Munford, Veridiana
Rácz, Maria Lúcia
Abstract: A total of 2,605 faecal specimens from children up to 10 years old with or without diarrhoea were collected. Samples were obtained from 1986 to 2000 in hospitals, outpatient clinics and day-care centers in Goiânia, Goiás. Two methodologies for viral detection were utilized: a combined enzyme immunoassay for rotavirus and adenovirus and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Results showed 374 (14.4%) faecal specimens positive for Rotavirus A, most of them collected from hospitalized children. A significant detection rate of rotavirus during the period from April to August, dry season in Goiânia, and different frequencies of viral detection throughout the years of study were also observed. Rotavirus was significantly related to hospitalization and to diarrhoeal illness in children up to 24 months old. This study reinforces the importance of rotavirus as a cause of diarrhoea in children and may be important in regards to the implementation of rotavirus vaccination strategies in our country.
Palavras-chave: Brazil
Rotavirus
Gastroenteritis
Epidemiology
Seasonality
Goiás
País: Brasil
Unidade acadêmica: Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública - IPTSP (RG)
Citação: CARDOSO, Divina das Dôres de Paula et al. Epidemiological features of rotavirus infection in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, from 1986 to 2000. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, v. 98, n. 1, p. 25-29, 2003.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/S0074-02762003000100004
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/S0074-02762003000100004
URI: http://repositorio.bc.ufg.br/handle/ri/16732
Data de publicação: Jan-2003
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