TABLE 2.

Distribution of rotavirus P types in sewage samples from Cairo and Barcelona

CitySampling datesNo. of positive samples (%)
P[4]P[6]P[8]aP[8]bP[8] totalP[9]Total
CairoNov. 1998-Oct. 19995 (16.6)9 (30.0)11 (36.6)5 (16.6)16 (53.3)0 (0.0)30 (99.9)
BarcelonaNov. 1998-Oct. 199918 (36.7)6 (12.2)6 (12.2)17 (34.7)23 (46.9)2 (4.0)49 (99.8)
Nov. 1999-May 200074 (39.1)10 (5.3)26 (13.7)75 (39.7)101 (53.4)4 (2.1)189 (99.9)
Nov. 2000-Oct. 200118 (37.5)8 (16.7)9 (18.7)9 (18.7)18 (37.4)4 (8.3)48 (99.9)
Nov. 2001-Dec. 20024 (20.0)3 (15.0)3 (15.0)7 (35.0)10 (50.0)3 (15.0)20 (100.0)
Total114 (37.2)27 (8.8)44 (14.4)108 (35.3)152 (49.7)13 (4.2)306 (99.9)
  • a All samples were tested with primers 1T-1 and Con 3.

  • b All samples that were negative with primers 1T-1 and Con 3 were also tested with primers 1T-1D and Con 3.