Zoonotic Transmission of Rotavirus in Denmark; a Case Report

Sofie Midgley, N. Gram, Charlotte Kristiane Hjulsager, Blenda Böttiger

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    Abstract

    Rotavirus type A infection is a common cause of hospitalisation of children. However, in our laboratory almost 30% of rotavirus positive samples are from adults. Due to this an epidemiological study into the riskfactors for rotavirus infection in adults was set up. All identified rotavirus positive adults are sent a questionnaire to identify potential risk factors. Rotavirus type A infection can also occur in a range of animals, including domestic dogs, cats, cattle, horses, and birds. There is some data suggesting direct transmission between animals and humans. Rotavirus typing is carried out in Denmark as part of the EuroRotaNet vaccine study. Samples positive for rotavirus are type
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2008
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventESCV 2008 Clinical Virology Anual Meeting - Finland
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceESCV 2008 Clinical Virology Anual Meeting
    CityFinland
    Period01/01/2008 → …

    Keywords

    • Rotavirus

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