• Anchalee Sistayanarain Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Science, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok Province, Thailand


rotavirus, diarrhea, epidemiology, rotavirus vaccine


Rotavirus, the major course of severe diarrhea in infants and young children less than 5 years of age, is a double-stranded RNA virus. The classification systems of rotavirus based on the antigenic or genetic characterization. Rotavirus group A is the main viral agent causing diarrhea in children worldwide. Rotavirus is mainly transmitted through faecal-oral route. Rotavirus can be detected in patient specimens by several techniques, including antigen detection, antibody detection, nucleic acid detection and virus isolation. Rotavirus vaccine decreases the risk of severe diarrhea among young children. Currently, rotavirus vaccines are approved for infants. This review article aims to discuss on general properties, diagnosis, pathogenesis, protective vaccineม and the detail of epidemiology of rotavirus in Thailand.


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ศิษยนเรนทร์ อ. (2024). Rotavirus. Journal of Health Science of Thailand, 33(1), 181–191. Retrieved from



Review Article (บทความปริทัศน์)