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Volume 10, Number 6—June 2004

Perspective

First Report from the Asian Rotavirus Surveillance Network

Joseph Bresee*Comments to Author , Zhao-Yin Fang†, Bei Wang‡, E.A.S. Nelson§, John Tam§, Yati Soenarto¶, Siswanto Agus Wilopo¶, Paul Kilgore#, Jung Soo Kim**, Jung Oak Kang††, Wong Swee Lan‡‡, Chan Lee Gaik§§, Kyaw Moe¶¶, Kow-Tong Chen##, Chuleeporn Jiraphongsa***, Yaowapa Pongsuwanna***, Nguyen Van Man†††, Phan Van Tu‡‡‡, Le Thi Luan†††, Erik Hummelman*, Jon R. Gentsch*, Roger Glass*, and the members of the Asian Rotavirus Surveillance Network
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (PRC); ‡Southeast University, Nanjing, PRC; §Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region (SAR), PRC; ¶Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; #International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea; **Chonbuk National University Medical School, Chonju, Korea; ††Hanyang University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; ‡‡Institute of Pediatrics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; §§Kuching Hospital, Kuching, Malaysia; ¶¶Ministry of Health, Yangon, Myanmar; ##Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan; ***Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand; †††Poliomyelitis Vaccine Research and Production Center, Hanoi, Vietnam; ‡‡‡Pasteur Institute, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Table 2

Rates of rotavirus detection in Asian Rotavirus Surveillance Network sites, August 2001–July 2002

Sites Start of surveillance No. stool samples tested % (no.) one rotavirus positive Range of % rotavirus positive among participating hospitals
China
Aug 2001
2,079
44 (910)
24–65
Koreaa
Jun 2002
N/A
N/A
N/A
Taiwan
Apr 2001
1,532
49 (744)
43–53
Hong Kong
Dec 2000
2,986
28 (829)
18–35
Vietnam
Feb 2001
1,570
59 (921)
47–67
Myanmarb
Dec 2001
388
53 (204)
53c
Thailand
Feb 2001
992
44 (436)
38–49
Malaysia
Feb 2001
1,374
57 (778)
52–59
Indonesia
Aug 2001
577
52 (302)
47–57
Overall 11,498 45 (5,124) 18–67

aData from Korea absent due to start of surveillance in June 2002.
bPartial year of data.
cSingle hospital in Myanmar participating in surveillance.

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1Asian Rotavirus Surveillance Network Members–China: Hua-Ping Xie, Jing Zhang, Du Zeng-Qing, Hui Shen, Tian Jian-Mei, Sun Li-Wei, Qing Zhang, Li-Shu Zheng, Hua-Ping Xie, Li-Wei Sun, Jing-Yu Tang, Zeng-Qing Du, Li Ma, Hui Shen, Hong-Ying Gu, Xiao-Bo Song, Zhi-Yi Xu; Hong Kong, SAR: Paul.K.S. Chan, Agnes C.K. Cheng, Tai-Fai Fok, Kin-Sing Ip, Chi-Hang Ng, Kin-Hung Poon, Tracey C.S. Tsen, Joyce S.W. Lee; Indonesia: Abu Tholib Aman, Mega, Rully, Bachryan Eljuta, Nenny Sri Mulyani; Malaysia: Rozita Rosli, Nur Atiqah Ng Abdullah, Shamzarina Mohamad; Korea: Dr. Park, Ha-Baik Lee, Nyambat Batmunkh, Jai Myung Yang, Jeong Kee Seo, Jae Sung Ko, Young J. Hur, Tae Hee Park, Moran Ki, Doosung Cheon; Taiwan: Ren-Bin Tang, Ping-Ing Lee, Po-Yen Chen, Yung-Feng Huang, Hour-Young Chen; Thailand: Utcharee Intusoma, Urai Poonawakul, Surasak Kowasupathr, Pipat Klueabwang, Pramot Arpornthip, Nakorn Premsri, Piyanit Tharmaphornpilas, Wanna Harnchaowarakun, Prayura Kunasol, Wandee Warawit, Ratigorn Guntapong; Vietnam: Nguyen Van Trang; Duong, Huong, Nhi; United States: Umesh Parashar, Julie Jacobson, Jon Gentsch; World Health Organization: Bernard Ivanoff, Duncan Steele.

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