Table 1.

Distribution of human rotavirus G serotypes during two epidemic seasons, 1994–1995 and 1995–1996, in three geographic regions of Mexico

Geographic regionEpidemic seasonNo. of specimens with the indicated VP7 serotypea
G1G2G3G4NITotal
MixVP7(+)VP7(−)
Central1994–19953742685
1995–199665411116435136
Northeast1994–19953832171391
1995–19964111153
Southeast1994–1995381170527133
1995–199624142382172
Total1994–19957911176112426309
1995–199613018113191367261
  • a NI, the G serotype was not identified; Mix, specimens that reacted with more than one VP7 serotype-specific MAb; VP7(+), specimens that reacted only with the cross-reactive VP7 MAb 129; VP7(−), specimens that were not reactive with any of the VP7 MAbs used, including MAb 129; —, no specimen of the indicated G serotype was detected.