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dc.contributor.authorSomwe, Somwe wa
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-25T09:55:35Z
dc.date.available2012-10-25T09:55:35Z
dc.date.issued2012-10-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/1880
dc.description.abstractIn the present study undertaken at the Diarrhoeal Training Unit of the University Teaching Hospital of Lusaka (Zambia), Rotavirus was isolated in 29 out of 152 infants (19.08%) with acute diarrhoea and in 1 out of 78 (1.28*) infants without diarrhoea. Rotavirus detection rate was related to humidity, but not to ambient temperature,and was independent of sex. The highest incidence of rotavirus infection occured in the age group 7-12 months.No clinical features could distinguish infants with rotavirus diarrhoea from those with non-rotavirus diarrhoea. Biochemical and haematological profiles of the two groups of patients were not significantly different.No high-risk factor seemed to predispose infants to human rotavirus infection, but it occured predominantly in well nourished infants.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDiarrhoea,viralen_US
dc.subjectDiarrhoea,infantile--Zambiaen_US
dc.titlePrevalance and epidemiology of rotavirus infection in infantile diarrhoea at the Diarrhoeal Training Unit of the University Teaching Hospital of Lusaka, Zambiaen_US
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