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Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004

Research

Rotavirus Serotype G9P[8] and Acute Gastroenteritis Outbreak in Children, Northern Australia

Carl D. Kirkwood*†‡Comments to Author , Nada Bogdanovic-Sakran*, Graeme Barnes*†‡, and Ruth Bishop*†‡
Author affiliations: *Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia; †University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; ‡Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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Table 2

Serotyping results from Australian centers January–December, 2001

Location n % of rotavirus-positive samples by serotype
G1 G2 G3 G4 G9 NTa
Western Australia
  Urban 306 67.5 0.3 0.3 18.6 15.1
  Remote 102 34.3 1 1 45.1 18.9
Northern Australia (including Mt. Isa)
  Alice Springs 161 24.8 69 6.2
  Darwin 74 5.4 1 81 12.2
  Gove 31 100
  Mt. Isa 25 100
Southern Australia
  Melbourne 176 48.3 4.6 0 6.8 10.2 30.1

aNontypeable results include samples with mixed serotype results and samples that do not react with any of the serotyping monoclonal antibodies.

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