A gastroenteritis outbreak due to Norovirus infection in Xanthi, Northern Greece: management and public health consequences.

@article{Papadopoulos2006AGO,
  title={A gastroenteritis outbreak due to Norovirus infection in Xanthi, Northern Greece: management and public health consequences.},
  author={Vassilios P Papadopoulos and Odysseas Vlachos and Efterpi Isidoriou and Charalambos Kasmeridis and Zoi Pappa and Aggelos Goutzouvelidis and Filippos Filippou},
  journal={Journal of gastrointestinal and liver diseases : JGLD},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={27-30}
}
A gastroenteritis outbreak was observed in the town of Xanthi on Jan 28, 2005. A total of 709 patients (350 males and 359 females, mean age 23.8 +/- 19.95 years) visited the local hospital over a period of two weeks with symptoms of fever (22.3%), abdominal pain (78.6%), nausea (85.5%), vomiting (67.1%) and diarrhea (72.5%). PCR for Norovirus in randomly selected stool specimens examined was positive in all cases (8/8). No other pathogen was revealed. As 85.1% of the primary affected… CONTINUE READING
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