A new virus causing acute gastroenteritis in humans [ 2008 - 2011 ]

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Researchers: Dr Rodney Ratcliff (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Geoffrey Davidson Dr Geoff Higgins

Brief description Diarrhoea is very common, especially in children but a cause is often not found. Believing there must be undiscovered viruses responsible, we developed a new method to look for them, and discovered one, which we have named adelavirus, in 17% of children with diarrhoea presenting to the WCH, Adelaide, over a 3 month period. 55% were hospitalised. This project proposes to investigate how widespread adelavirus infection is in the community and investigate how a vaccine might be developed.

Funding Amount $AUD 575,374.02

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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