Re: Use of polymerase chain reaction for the differentiation of Group A bovine rotavirus G6 , G8 , and G10 genotypes in the North Island of New Zealand

Re: Use of polymerase chain reaction for the differentiation of Group A bovine rotavirus G6 , G8 , and G10 genotypes in the North Island of New Zealand
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Abstract

In the paper by L Howe, H Sugiarto and RA Squires published in the New Zealand Veterinary Journal 56, 218–221, 2008, entitled, “Use of polymerase chain reaction for the differentiation of Group A bovine rotavirus G6, G8, and G10 genotypes in the North Island of New Zealand”, the authors concluded that “Currently, the rotavirus vaccine available in New Zealand contains only the G6 strain, and may not provide optimal protection for animals infected with G10 rotavirus. … This information may be of assistance in the development and optimisation of vaccines, and enhancement of effective control strategies.” I would like to challenge these conclusions… (continued)

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