High Prevalence and Increased Severity of Norovirus Mixed Infections Among Children 12-24 Months of Age Living in the Suburban Areas of Lima, Peru.

Abstract

In an active diarrhea surveillance study of children aged 12-24 months in Lima, Peru, norovirus was the most common pathogen identified. The percentage of mixed (bacterial and noroviral) infections was significantly higher among norovirus-positive samples (53%) than among norovirus-negative samples (12%). The combination of norovirus with the most common bacterial pathogens was associated with increased clinical severity over that of either single-pathogen norovirus or single-pathogen bacterial infections.

DOI: 10.1093/jpids/piv001

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@article{Zambruni2016HighPA, title={High Prevalence and Increased Severity of Norovirus Mixed Infections Among Children 12-24 Months of Age Living in the Suburban Areas of Lima, Peru.}, author={Mara Zambruni and Giannina Luna and Maria Elizabeth Oliveira Silva and Daniel Bausch and Fulton P. Rivera and Grace Velapati{\~n}o and Miguel Campos and Elsa Chea-Woo and Nelly Baiocchi and Thomas G. Cleary and Theresa J. Ochoa}, journal={Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society}, year={2016}, volume={5 3}, pages={337-41} }