Rotavirus surveillance in urban and rural areas of Niger, April 2010-March 2012.

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Emerging infectious diseases 2014 Apr ; 20(4); 573-80. doi: 10.3201/eid2004.131328. Epub 2014 12 16
Africa Niger developing countries diarrheal diseases gastroenteritis genotyping malnutrition rotavirus rotavirus strain G12P[8] surveillance viruses


Knowledge of rotavirus epidemiology is necessary to make informed decisions about vaccine introduction and to evaluate vaccine impact. During April 2010-March 2012, rotavirus surveillance was conducted among 9,745 children 80% of isolates during the second year. Hospitalization and death rates and severe dehydration among rotavirus case-patients did not differ during the 2 years. The emergence of G12P[8] warrants close attention to the characteristics of associated epidemics and possible prevention measures.