Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : children less than 5 years

Prevalence of noro-viral diarrhea in children less than 5 years of age in Western Maharashtra

R Mahesh Reddy, Yasmin Muhammed, Safal Muhammed MK

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1928-1932

With the introduction of Rotavirus vaccination, Norovirus is emerging as important pathogen
responsible for viral gastroenteritis in children. Most of the Norovirus outbreaks are under
reported as molecular investigations are rarely used in routine clinical practice. This study
was conducted to estimate the burden of Noroviral gastroenteritis in children less than 5 years
old by using multiplex real time PCR and Norovirus GII was isolated from 17% of cases.