Prevalence of Adenovirus among Children with Gastroenteritis/ Diarrhea in Warri, Delta State, Southern, Nigeria

Authors

1 Epidemiologist, Global Hepatitis Initiative Nigeria (GHIN), Nigeria.

2 Immunology and Virology Lead, Laboratory Services, Lily Hospitals Limited, Warri, Nigeria.

Abstract

The prevalence of Adenovirus was determined among children with gastroenteritis/ diarrhea in Warri, Southern, Nigeria. Adenovirus was detected using a lateral flow immunochromatographic test kit (Gastro Vir-Strip, Coris Bioconcept, Belgium). The prevalence of Adenovirus was 11 (14.7%) and there were no association with age and gender of subjects. There is need for routine screening of Adenovirus among children with gastroenteritis/diarrhea irrespective of age or gender.

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