|Type||Journal Article - African Journal of Microbiology Research|
|Title||Evaluation of rotavirus and intestinal parasite infection in a paediatric population in West Cameroon: Clinical characteristics and virus genotyping|
The prevalence of Rotavirus (RV)-related gastroenteritis in Cameroon was monitored in this study,
identifying the circulating G-P types, and the presence of co-infection with intestinal parasites. The
stool samples were examined for rotaviruses using chromatographic and molecular techniques, and
parasites were identified by macroscopic and microscopic examination. 38% of samples were RV
positive. Data revealed the presence of three different G-genotypes (G1, G2 and G8) and three Pgenotypes
(P , P and P). The main G-P combination was G1+G2P. Entamoeba histolytica was
identified in 44.4% of stool samples. The G2P genotype identified is an unusual strain with the G1P
or G2P more common. Genotype G8 strains, also associated with animals, have been sporadically
recovered from humans and have been considered for inclusion in bovine-human reassortant vaccine.
Epidemiological RV strain surveillance should be continued in order to support RV vaccination
campaigns. The results also show a high prevalence of intestinal parasite infections.
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