Rotavirus strains in neglected animal species including lambs, goats and camelids

Hajnalka Papp, Yashpal S. Malik, Szilvia L. Farkas, Ferenc Jakab, Vito Martella, Krisztián Bányai

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Surveillance of rotavirus infections and circulating strains in small ruminants (i.e. lambs, goats and camelids) has been a neglected research area in the past. However, recent years that have seen an intensification of surveillance in humans and livestock animals, where vaccines to reduce disease burden caused by Rotavirus A (RVA) are available, led to the efforts to better understand the epidemiology, ecology and evolution of RVA strains in other hosts, including lambs, goats and camelids. The aim of this review is to provide an update of the epidemiology and strain diversity of RV strains in these species through searching for relevant information in public data bases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-222
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 9 2014



  • Genotype
  • Small ruminants
  • Surveillance
  • VP4
  • VP7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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