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Volume 15, Number 1—January 2009

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Serotype G12 Rotaviruses, Lilongwe, Malawi

Nigel A. CunliffeComments to Author , Bagrey M. Ngwira, Winifred Dove, Osamu Nakagomi, Toyoko Nakagomi, Arantza Perez, C. Anthony Hart1, Peter N. Kazembe, and Charles C.V. Mwansambo
Author affiliations: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (N.A. Cunliffe, W. Dove, O. Nakagomi, T. Nakagomi, C.A. Hart); College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi (B.M. Ngwira, A. Perez); Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation, Lilongwe, Malawi (P.N. Kazembe); Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe (C.C.V. Mwansambo); Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan (O. Nakagomi, T. Nakagomi); 1Deceased.

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Distribution of rotavirus G and P types in Lilongwe, Malawi, July 2005–June 2007*

Type G1 G2 G4 G8 G9 G12 G1 + G8 G8 + G9 GNT Total
P[4] 1 5 32 1 39
P[6] 55 1 1 39 3 22 1 3 125
P[8] 255 64 9 5 2 12 347
P[6] + P[8] 1 1 2
P[NT]
6


20
1
2


4
33
Total 318 6 1 156 13 30 1 2 19 546

*NT, nontypeable.

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