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Volume 13, Number 1—January 2007


Prevalence of G2P[4] and G12P[6] Rotavirus, Bangladesh

Mustafizur Rahman*†Comments to Author , Rasheda Sultana*, Giasuddin Ahmed*, Sharifun Nahar*, Zahid M. Hassan*, Farjana Saiada*, Goutam Podder*, Abu S. G. Faruque*, A. K. Siddique*, David A. Sack*, Jelle Matthijnssens†, Marc Van Ranst†, and Tasnim Azim*
Author affiliations: *International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh; †University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium;

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Table 2

Distribution of specimens positive for rotavirus, Bangladesh, January 2001–May 2006

Rotavirus season*Dhaka
No. testedRotavirus-positive (%)No. testedRotavirus-positive (%)
2000–01†879214 (24.3)715202 (28.3)
2001–021,824563 (30.9)1,665428 (25.7)
2002–031,806458 (25.4)1,583338 (21.4)
2003–041,786458 (25.6)1,425281 (19.7)
2004–052,374521 (21.9)1,547350 (22.6)
2005–062,070492 (23.8)1,365339 (24.8)
Total10,7392,706 (25.2)8,3001,938 (23.3)

*Each season starts in June and ends in May of the following year.
†Data from January–May 2001 only.

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