Archives of Virology

, Volume 148, Issue 2, pp 399–404 | Cite as

First detection of group C rotavirus in children with acute diarrhea in Spain

  • A. Sánchez-Fauquier
  • E. Roman
  • J. Colomina
  • I. Wilhelmi
  • R.I. Glass
  • B. Jiang
Brief Report

Summary.

 Group C rotavirus causes sporadic cases and outbreaks of acute diarrhea in children and adults in many countries, but has never been detected among children in Spain. In a recently conducted surveillance study to screen fecal specimens for bacteria and viruses from a cohort of 822 young children who were treated for acute diarrhea in Madrid, no pathogens were detected in fecal specimens from 238 (29%) children. In this study, we examined 147 of those specimens for group C rotavirus by EIA and PCR and found 22 (15%) were positive. Our findings demonstrate that group C rotavirus is an important cause of childhood diarrhea in Spain.

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sánchez-Fauquier
    • 1
  • E. Roman
    • 2
  • J. Colomina
    • 3
  • I. Wilhelmi
    • 2
  • R.I. Glass
    • 4
  • B. Jiang
    • 4
  1. 1.Viral Gastroenteritis Section, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Madrid, SpainES
  2. 2.Servicio de Pediatria y de Microbiología, Hospital Severo Ochoa, Madrid, SpainES
  3. 3.Servicio de Pediatria y de Microbiología, Hospital de La Ribera, Valencia, SpainES
  4. 4.Viral Gastroenteritis Section, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.US

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