EVIDENCE THAT A NOVEL ROTAVIRUS-LIKE AGENT OF RATS CAN CAUSE GASTROENTERITIS IN MAN

Joseph Eiden, Steven Vonderfecht, Robert H. Yolken

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Abstract

A rotavirus-like agent known to cause gastroenteritis in rats was also found to be associated with diarrhoea in a human population. Serological studies indicated that infection with this virus is prevalent in children and adults living in Baltimore, Maryland. The virus is antigenically and genomically distinct from group A rotaviruses and this should be borne in mind in efforts to develop vaccines for protection against infantile gastroenteritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalThe Lancet
Volume326
Issue number8445
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 6 1985

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