Community-wide outbreak of enteroviral illness caused by echovirus 30: a cross-sectional survey and a case-control study.

@article{Reintjes1999CommunitywideOO,
  title={Community-wide outbreak of enteroviral illness caused by echovirus 30: a cross-sectional survey and a case-control study.},
  author={Ralf Reintjes and Monika Pohle and Ulrik Vieth and Outi Lyytikainen and Helle Timm and Eckart Schreier and Liselotte Petersen},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={104-8}
}
BACKGROUND In June, 1997, 21 children from a single community in Germany were hospitalized with aseptic meningitis. An epidemiologic investigation was conducted to determine the extent of the outbreak and risk factors for illness. METHOD The extent of the outbreak was assessed with a cross-sectional survey of every 10th child listed in the town register among the 2240 town children < 16 years old. A case-control study determined risk factors for illness. Sixty-two cases were identified… CONTINUE READING

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