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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 3

Comparison of results of rotavirus detection in hospitalized children from current and past studies

Site Past studies
ARSN results
Difference
Ref. Y of study % rotavirus positive % rotavirus positive % increase (decrease)
Taiwan
(11)
1996
27
49
22
(12)
1991
43
6
(13)
1984
15
34
(14)
2002
41
8
China
(15)
1996–1999
26
44
18
(16)
1995
41
3
(17)
1983–1984
13
31
Malaysia
(18)
1988–1989
28
57
29
Thailand
(19)
1977–1996
30
44
14
(20)
1983–1984
17
27
(21)
1984–1985
55
(11)
(22)
1985–1986
33
11
(22)
1986–1987
25
19
(23)
1987–1988
20
24
(24)
1995–1996
17
26
Pongsuwanna
1991–1994
38
6
Indonesia
(25)
1978–1979
38
53
15
Myanmar
(17)
1982–1983
22
53
31
Hong Kong
(26)
1994–1995
35
28
(7)
(27)
1984–1990
34
(6)
(28)
1983–1984
29
(1)
(29)
1987–1996
26
2
Vietnam (30) 1981–1984 22 59 37

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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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