Re-emergence of genotype G9 during a five-and-a-half-year period in Turkish children with rotavirus diarrhea

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BOZDAYI G. , Altay A., Yahiro T., Ahmed S., Meral M., Dogan B., ...More

ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, vol.161, no.10, pp.2879-2884, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 161 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00705-016-2986-5
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2879-2884


This study was done to understand the dynamics of rotavirus genotype distribution in Turkish children. Samples were collected from January 2006 through August 2011 from children at a hospital in Ankara. Rotavirus was detected in 28 % (241/889) of the samples. Genotype G9P[8] was predominant (28 %), followed by G1P[8] (16.3 %) and G2P[8] (15.9 %). G9 was absent in the samples from 2006 and 2007 and then re-emerged in 2008 and increased gradually. Phylogenetic analysis showed that Turkish G9 rotaviruses of the present study formed a sublineage with strains from Italy and Ethiopia, possibly indicating spread of a clone in these countries.