Detection of multiple enteric virus strains within a foodborne outbreak of gastroenteritis: an indication of the source of contamination.

@article{Gallimore2005DetectionOM,
  title={Detection of multiple enteric virus strains within a foodborne outbreak of gastroenteritis: an indication of the source of contamination.},
  author={Chris I. Gallimore and Christopher Pipkin and H Shrimpton and Andrew D. Green and Y Pickford and Cam McCartney and Gay Sutherland and David W. G. Brown and James R J Gray},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2005},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={41-7}
}
An outbreak of acute gastroenteritis of suspected viral aetiology occurred in April 2003 in the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship (RFA) Argus deployed in the Northern Arabian Gulf. There were 37 cases amongst a crew of 400 personnel. Of 13 samples examined from cases amongst the crew, six enteric viruses were detected by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Five different viruses were identified including, three norovirus genotypes, a sapovirus and a rotavirus. No multiple… CONTINUE READING

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