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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 2

Clinical differences between subgroup SGI and SGII rotaviruses and the 3 most common G, P, and VP6 type constellations in Burkina Faso, December 2009–March 2010

Isolate type No. specimens* Patient characteristics and clinical signs
Age
Vomiting
Fever†
Severe dehydration
Mo ± SD p value No. (%) p value No. (%) p value No. (%) p value
SGI 39 15.0 ± 8.5 30 (77) 14 (36) 5 (13)
SGII 59 11.8 ± 5.0 0.038‡ 50 (85) 0.33‡ 33 (56) 0.052‡ 16 (27) 0.09‡
G1P[6]SGI 11 15.5 ± 11.0 8 (73) 4 (36) 0 (0)
G6P[6]SGI 11 16.6 ± 10.2 9 (82) 4 (36) 2 (18)
G9P[8]SGII 48 11.6 ± 4.6 0.069§ 43 (90) 0.320§ 24 (50) 0.29§ 16 (33) 0.03§

*Two samples positive for both SGI and SGII were excluded.
†Temperature >38°C.
‡SGI versus SGII.
§G9P[8]SGII versus G1P[6]SGI and G6P[6]SGI.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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