A mass outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with group C rotaviral infection in schoolchildren.

  • Ryoei Otsu
  • Published 1998 in
    Comparative immunology, microbiology and…
In 1988, a mass outbreak of epidemic diarrhea, i.e., consisting of 296 cases, occurred in Fukuoka Prefecture. Fecal samples from patients of the outbreak were cultured for bacteria, but all samples were negative. Although direct electron microscopy (DEM) revealed the existence of rotavirus-like particles (diam. 60-70 nm) in the fecal samples, serological… (More)