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Volume 13, Number 1—January 2007

Research

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 3

Distribution of G and P genotypes of rotavirus strains, Bangladesh, January 2001–May 2006

G typeP typeNo. (%) rotavirus strains*
Total no. (%) rotavirus strains
DhakaMatlab
G1P[6]1 (0.4)2 (1.0)3 (0.6)
G1P[8]85 (31.3)74 (37.2)159 (33.8)
G2P[4]55 (20.2)40 (20.1)95 (20.2)
G2P[6]1 (0.4)01 (0.2)
G2P[8]2 (0.7)02 (0.4)
G4P[8]26 (9.6)13 (6.5)39 (8.3)
G9P[6]7 (2.6)2 (1.0)9 (1.9)
G9P[8]67 (24.6)52 (26.1)119 (25.3)
G11P[6]1 (0.4)01 (0.2)
G11P[8]1 (0.4)1 (0.5)2 (0.4)
G12P[6]16 (5.9)5 (2.5)21 (4.5)
G12P[8]2 (0.7)3 (1.5)5 (1.1)
Mixed G/P8 (3.0)7 (3.5)15 (3.2)
Total272 (100.1)199 (99.9)471 (100.0)

*The percentage of the total for Dhaka is >100% and for Matlab <100% because each number was rounded off to the nearest one tenth of 1%.

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