The Detection of Human Rotavirus through an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Technique
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Human rotaviruses are increasingly being recognized as a major cause of serious non-bacterial infantile diarrhea. Although they were detected just recently, it has been established that rotavirus gastroenteritis is one of the most common childhood illnesses throughout the world and is a leading cause of death in many developing countries. This study of rotavirus was carried out at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. While the investigation included a fairly large range of clinical specimens from 1980 and 1981, it must ge regarded as a retrospective analysis of clinical samples submitted for virus isolation on a wide spectrum of clinical diseases and not a random sample.