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Virologica Sinica, 10 (3) : 191, 1995
Study on molecular epidemiology of rotaviruses among newborns and infants of ethnic minorities
Inner Mongonia Health and epidemic station
is paper reports that the HRV detection results from different ethnic minorities in In-ner Mongolia,China,146 meconium and 1 16 acute diarrhea samples were cullected from hos-Ditalized newborns and infants during winter diarrhea period in 1 993 and were examined byPAGE and McAb VP_6 ELISA.The results showed that different ethnic minority areas hadthe same predominant electropherotype,but different subtypes.HRV detected in newbornmeconium had clear genotypes of HRV group A and all belong to subgroup Ⅱ(long electro-pherotype).High HRV positive rate was found in certain area,but there was no correlationsbetween either ethnic races or geographical locations.According to epidemic investigation,lo-cal environmental hygiene level was the main infection factor of the disease.This conclusionwas further confirmed by McAb VP6 ELISA.
  Published online: 5 Sep 1995
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