Emergence of serotype G12 rotaviruses, Hungary

Krisztián Bányai, Ágnes Bogdán, Péter Kisfali, Péter Molnár, Ilona Mihály, Béla Melegh, Vito Martella, Jon R. Gentsch, György Szücs

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We describe the emergence of serotype G12 rotaviruses (67 [6.9%] of 971 specimens tested) among children hospitalized with rotavirus gastroenteritis in Hungary during 2005. These findings are consistent with recent reports of the possible global spread and increasing epidemiologic importance of these strains, which may have implications for current rotavirus vaccination strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)916-919
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Bányai, K., Bogdán, Á., Kisfali, P., Molnár, P., Mihály, I., Melegh, B., Martella, V., Gentsch, J. R., & Szücs, G. (2007). Emergence of serotype G12 rotaviruses, Hungary. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(6), 916-919. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1306.061181