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Volume 12, Number 10—October 2006

Research

Human Rotavirus G9 and G3 as Major Cause of Diarrhea in Hospitalized Children, Spain

Alicia Sánchez-Fauquier*Comments to Author , Vanessa Montero*, Silvia Moreno*, Monica Solé*, Javier Colomina†, Miren Iturriza-Gomara‡, Ana Revilla*, Isabel Wilhelmi§, Jim Gray†, and Gegavi/VIGESS-Net Group
Author affiliations: *Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain; †Hospital La Ribera, Alzira, Valencia, Spain; ‡Centre for Infections Health Protection Agency, London, UK; §Hospital Severo Ochoa, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

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Table 5

Predominant cocirculating rotavirus strains, Spain, 1996–2006*

Rotavirus
G-type(s) Year, %
Average (%)
(n = 1,598)
1996–1997†
(n = 322) 1998–1999‡
(n = 141) 1999–2000‡
(n = 86) 2000–2001‡
(n = 200) 2001–2002‡
(n = 149) 2002–2003§
(n = 102) 2003–2004§
(n = 141) 2004-2005§
(n = 105) 2005–2006
(n = 352)
G1 alone 68 18 27 70 79 79 79.5 50 17.1 54
G2 alone 0 1 9 23 17 16 1 11 5 9
G3 alone 2 1 12 0 0 0 17 7 24 7
G4 alone 29 68 39 3 1 0 0 26 0.6 19
G9 alone 0 11 13 3 2 3 1 5.4 39.5 9
G1+G2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.5 0.2 1.1 0
G1+G4 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0.4 0 1
G1+G9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 0
G1+G3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 0
G2+G9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 0
G3+G9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.7 1
Undet.¶ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 0
Total samples
322
141
86
200
149
102
141
105
362
1,608
2 test showed annual variations in G1, G2, G3, G4, and G9 prevalence rotavirus types and in G3 + G9 mixed infections (χ2 = 15.50 with 8 degrees of freedom, p>0.95).
†Adapted from Reference 11.
‡Adapted from Reference 17.
§Adapted from Reference 18.
¶Undet., undetermined.

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1Gegavi/VIGESS-Net Group members: A. Sánchez-Fauquier, V. Montero, S. Moreno, A. Potente, F. Adam, J.C. Sanz, J. Colomina, S. Llanes, F. Gimeno, C. Gutiérrez, C. Sainz de Baranda, M.J. López, P. Teno, E. Roman, M. Alonso, M. Marugán, I. Fernández, I. Wilhelmi, M.L. Cilleruelo

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