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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

Research

Emergence of Unusual G6P[6] Rotaviruses in Children, Burkina Faso, 2009–2010

Johan Nordgren1Comments to Author , Leon W. Nitiema1, Sumit Sharma, Djeneba Ouermi, Alfred S. Traore, Jacques Simpore, and Lennart Svensson
Author affiliations: Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden (J. Nordgren, S. Sharma, L. Svensson); Université de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (L.W. Nitiema, D. Ouermi, A.S. Traore, J. Simpore)

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Table 1

Distribution of G and P types of rotavirus strains detected among children with gastroenteritis, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 2009–March 2010

Rotavirus type No. (%) strains
P[4] P[6] P[8] P[mix]* P[nt] Total
G1 0 11 5 2 0 18 (18)
G2 2 0 0 0 0 2 (2)
G3 0 8 0 0 0 8 (8)
G6 0 11 0 0 0 11 (11)
G9 0 0 48 0 1 49 (49)
Gmix† 0 3 3 0 0 6 (6)
Gnt‡ 0 3 2 1 0 6 (6)
Total 2 (2) 36 (36) 58 (58) 3 (3) 1 (1) 100 (100)

*P[6]/P[8].
†G1/G9P[6], G1/G6P[6], and G3/G6P[6] specificity was detected in 1 specimen each; 3 samples were found to be G1/G9P[8] specific.
‡Nontypeable.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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