Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 1 (1S): 18 - 19. Special issue-1 (Veterinarians approaches for safeguarding animal health and production)
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Anjan Mondal1, Kuldeep Sharma2, Yashpal Singh Malik2, Siddhartha Narayan Joardar1*
1Department of Veterinary Microbiology; West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences; P.O.–Belgachia, Kolkata–700037, West Bengal, India; 2Division of Biological Standardization, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Izatnagar 243 122, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh India
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The present study describes the distribution of group A rotavirus in animals and human population of eastern state of India– West Bengal. During the study, a total of 211 samples were collected from diarrhoeic bovine, porcine and human population (below 6 months of age). Of which , 26 (12.32%) samples were found positive for group A rotavirus by VP6 gene based reverse transcriptase– polymerase chain reaction (RT–PCR) assay. A total of 89 bovine, 82 porcine faecal and 40 human stool samples were screened by RT–PCR assay for the detection of group A rotavirus, of which 10 bovine (11.23%), 9 porcine (10.97%) and 7 human (17.5%) samples were detected positive. The study revealed baseline information to understand rotavirus epizootology and future prophylactic strategies against rotavirus in eastern India.

Key Words: Group A rotavirus; RT–PCR; VP6 gene