Evidence of the etiological predominance of norovirus in gastroenteritis outbreaks--emerging new-variant and recombinant noroviruses in Hungary.

@article{Reuter2005EvidenceOT,
  title={Evidence of the etiological predominance of norovirus in gastroenteritis outbreaks--emerging new-variant and recombinant noroviruses in Hungary.},
  author={G{\'a}bor Reuter and Katalin Krisztalovics and Harry Vennema and Marion Koopmans and Gy{\"o}rgy Szűcs},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={598-607}
}
Between January 2001 and December 2003, stool specimens from 262 (45%) of 581 reported outbreaks of gastroenteritis were investigated for noroviruses in Hungary. Specimens collected from outbreaks of non-bacterial gastroenteritis were examined by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction and enzyme immunoassay. In 253 (97%) of 262 outbreaks, norovirus was detected and confirmed by sequencing in 211 (81%). Hospitals (35%), day care centers (30%), and elderly homes (27%) were the most… CONTINUE READING