TABLE 1.

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

CitySampling datesNo. of positive samples (%)
G1G2aG2bG2 totalG3G4G5G8G9Total
CairoNov. 1998-Oct. 199916 (69.6)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)3 (13.0)2 (8.7)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (8.7)23 (100.0)
BarcelonaNov. 1998-Oct. 19997 (38.9)0 (0.0)2 (11.1)2 (11.1)8 (44.4)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (5.5)18 (99.9)
Nov. 1999-May 200059 (62.1)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)30 (31.6)0 (0.0)2 (2.1)0 (0.0)4 (4.2)95 (100.0)
Nov. 2000-Oct. 200115 (55.5)0 (0.0)4 (14.8)4 (14.8)7 (25.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (3.7)27 (99.9)
Nov. 2001-Dec. 20023 (33.3)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (22.2)0 (0.0)1 (11.1)0 (0.0)3 (33.3)9 (99.9)
Total84 (56.4)0 (0.0)6 (4.0)6 (4.0)47 (31.5)0 (0.0)3 (2.0)0 (0.0)9 (6.0)149 (99.9)
  • a All samples were tested with primers RVG9 and aCT2.

  • b All samples that were P[4] positive and G2 negative with primers RVG9 and aCT2 were also tested with primers 9 Con 1 and 9T1-2.