Epidemiology of Rotavirus-Norovirus Co-Infection and Determination of Norovirus Genogrouping among Children with Acute Gastroenteritis in Tehran, Iran.

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Iranian biomedical journal, ISSN: 2008-823X, Vol: 20, Issue: 5, Page: 280-6

Publication Year:
2016
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PMID:
27137790
DOI:
10.22045/ibj.2016.05
PMCID:
PMC5075141
Author(s):
Mousavi Nasab, Seyed Dawood; Sabahi, Farzaneh; Makvandi, Manoochehr; Mirab Samiee, Siamak; Nadji, Seyed Alireza ; Ravanshad, Mehrdad
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Medicine
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article description
Enteric viruses, particularly human rotavirus and norovirus, have been shown to replace bacteria and parasites, as the most common pathogens responsible for acute diarrhea. However, there are still few epidemiological data on the simultaneous occurrence of these viruses in Iran. In this regard, the aim of this study was to assess the useful epidemiological data on the gastroenteritis associated with rotavirus-norovirus mixed infection and to examine the prevalence of norovirus genogrouping among children aged less than five years old in Iran.