To Serotype or Not To Serotype: That Is Still the Question

Kapikian, Albert Z.; Hoshino, Yasutaka
March 2007
Journal of Infectious Diseases;3/1/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 5, p611
Academic Journal
The author comments on the study "Neonatal Infection With G10P Rotavirus Did Not Confer Protection Against Subsequent Rotavirus Infection in a Community Cohort in Vellore, South India," conducted by I. Banerjee and colleagues. He argues that the study failed to provide protection to neonates from rotaviruses because most of the postneonatal illness were caused by non-G10P rotavirus serotypes. He asserts that vaccines of the virus should undergo evaluation in the setting of a developing country.


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