From 2015 to July 2017, HCM City’s Pasteur Institute collected 2,220 samples from diarrhoea patients aged under five for rotavirus tests.(Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - From 2015 to July 2017, HCM City’s Pasteur Institute collected 2,220 samples from diarrhoea patients aged under five for rotavirus tests. The results showed more than 45 percent of samples were positive, Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper reported.

The samples with positive test result were detected mainly among children aged from six months to 24 months.

Especially, 99 percent of rota virus-detected samples were among children who didn’t take vaccine against the virus.

The institute doctors continued to send positive samples for gene tests.

The results showed that there were variations in the circulating strains of this virus.

According to doctors, it is necessary to maintain the surveillance of the virus to make accurate and timely responses.-VNA