Investigation of an outbreak of adult diarrhea rotavirus in China.

  title={Investigation of an outbreak of adult diarrhea rotavirus in China.},
  author={Z. Y. Fang and Q. Ye and M. Ho and H. Dong and S. Qing and M. Pe{\~n}aranda and T. Hung and L. Wen and R. Glass},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={160 6},
  • Z. Y. Fang, Q. Ye, +6 authors R. Glass
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The Journal of infectious diseases
  • In 1987 an epidemic of diarrhea associated with adult diarrhea rotavirus (ADRV) occurred in Qinhuangdao City, China, affecting more than 200 persons and causing 2 deaths. The outbreak was introduced by a person returning from an epidemic area and was spread initially to his family members and subsequently to the entire community. Adults were at greater risk of diarrhea than children 0-4 y of age and, the duration of illness increased significantly with increasing age. ADRV was identified by… CONTINUE READING
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