Full genomic characterization of a porcine rotavirus strain detected in an asymptomatic piglet in Accra, Ghana.

Samuel Stubbs, Osbourne Quaye, Maame Ekua Acquah, Samuel Mawuli Adadey, Iain Kean, Srishti Gupta & Barbara Blacklaws
Background: The introduction of rotavirus A vaccination across the developing world has not proved to be as efficacious as first hoped. One cause of vaccine failure may be infection by zoonotic rotaviruses that are very variable antigenically from the vaccine strain. However, there is a lack of genomic information about the circulating rotavirus A strains in farm animals in the developing world that may be a source of infection for humans. We therefore screened farms...
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