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Molecular characterization of rotavirus isolates from select Canadian pediatric hospitals

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2012
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Title
Molecular characterization of rotavirus isolates from select Canadian pediatric hospitals
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BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-12-306
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Andrew McDermid, Nicole Le Saux, Elsie Grudeski, Julie A Bettinger, Kathy Manguiat, Scott A Halperin, Lily MacDonald, Pierre Déry, Joanne Embree, Wendy Vaudry, Timothy F Booth

Abstract

We report the first multi-site rotavirus genotype analysis in Canada. Prior to this study, there was a dearth of rotavirus G and P genotyping data in Canada. Publically funded universal rotavirus vaccination in Canada started in 2011 and has been introduced by four provinces to date. Uptake of rotavirus vaccines in Canada prior to 2012 has been very limited. The aim of this study was to describe the genotypes of rotavirus strains circulating in Canada prior to widespread implementation of rotavirus vaccine by genotyping samples collected from selected paediatric hospitals. Secondly we identified rotavirus strains that differed genetically from those included in the vaccines and which could affect vaccine effectiveness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Hungary 1 3%
Canada 1 3%
Brazil 1 3%
Unknown 28 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 13%
Student > Master 4 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 5 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 3%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 6 19%

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