Genotypes of the circulating rotavirus strains in the seven prevaccine seasons from September 2000 to August 2007 in South Korea

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  • H. S. Jeong,

    1.  Division of Enteric and Hepatitis Viruses, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul
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  • K. B. Lee,

    1.  Division of Enteric and Hepatitis Viruses, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul
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  • A.-Y. Jeong,

    1.  Division of Enteric and Hepatitis Viruses, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul
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  • M. Y. Jo,

    1.  Division of Enteric and Hepatitis Viruses, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul
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  • S. Y. Jung,

    1.  Division of Enteric and Hepatitis Viruses, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul
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  • J. H. Ahn,

    1.  Division of Enteric and Hepatitis Viruses, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul
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  • Y. Jee,

    1.  Division of Enteric and Hepatitis Viruses, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul
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  • J. Kim,

    1.  Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, St Vincent Hospital, Suwon, South Korea
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  • D.-S. Cheon

    1.  Division of Enteric and Hepatitis Viruses, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul
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Corresponding author and reprint requests:D.-S. Cheon, Division of Enteric and Hepatitis Viruses, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, 5 Nokbun-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul 122-701, South Korea
E-mail: cheonds@hanmail.net

Abstract

Clin Microbiol Infect 2011; 17: 232–235

Abstract

A Korean nationwide surveillance on circulating rotavirus strains was conducted from September 2000 to August 2007 aiming to obtain prevaccine data for predicting vaccine effectiveness. The predominant strains among the 2779 strains analyzed varied annually and only approximately 50% had either a G or a P antigen present in both RotaTeq (Merck & Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA) and Rotarix (GlaxoSmithKline, Brentford, UK).

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