High incidence of group A rotaviruses G4P[6] strains among children in Gyeonggi province of South Korea, from 2009 to 2012

Su Kyoung Mun, Han Gil Cho, Hyun Kyung Lee, Sin Hee Park, Po Hyun Park, Mi Hye Yoon, Hye Sook Jeong, Young Hee Lim

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The genotype distribution of group A rotaviruses (RVAs) circulating in Gyeonggi province, South Korea between 2009 and 2012 was investigated. A total of 2619 stool specimens from sporadic acute gastroenteritis cases and 117 acute gastroenteritis outbreaks were analyzed. Among them, RVAs were detected from 263 (10.0%) sporadic cases and 3 (2.6%) outbreaks. The G4P[6] strains predominated (29.7%), followed by G1P[8] (19.4%), G2P[4] (15.6%), G3P[8] (13.3%) and G9P[8] (6.5%) strain. Especially 96.2% of the genotype G4P[6] strains were isolated from children 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-355
Number of pages5
JournalInfection, Genetics and Evolution
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1



  • Acute gastroenteritis
  • Children
  • Genotype
  • Group A rotavirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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