Seroepidemiology of group C rotavirus infection in England and Wales

Iturriza-Gómara, Miren, Clarke, Ian, Desselberger, Ulrich, Brown, David, Thomas, Daniel and Gray, Jim (2004) Seroepidemiology of group C rotavirus infection in England and Wales. European Journal of Epidemiology, 19 (6). pp. 589-595. ISSN 0393-2990

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A total of 3199 serum samples collected in 1993--1994 from two population cohorts from England and Wales were tested for the prevalence of IgG antibodies specifically directed against group C rotavirus VP6. Seroprevalence was 39% (95% confidence intervals: 37.0-40.4%). Seroprevalence was highest (46.0%) in the oldest age group (61-70 years of age). Infection with group C rotaviruses occurred at an earlier age and with higher incidence in rural than in urban populations. These results may suggest transmission from animals to humans, however further work is required to identify the reservoir of group C rotavirus for human infection.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 15:53
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 13:30
DOI: 10.1023/B:EJEP.0000032381.36658.cb

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