Major change in the predominant type of "Norwalk-like viruses" in outbreaks of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis in Osaka City, Japan, between April 1996 and March 1999.

@article{Iritani2000MajorCI,
  title={Major change in the predominant type of "Norwalk-like viruses" in outbreaks of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis in Osaka City, Japan, between April 1996 and March 1999.},
  author={Nobuhiro Iritani and Yoshiyuki Seto and Kosuke Haruki and Miyako Kimura and Minoru Ayata and Hisashi Ogura},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={2649-54}
}
In Osaka City, Japan, between April 1996 and March 1999, a total of 350 fecal specimens from 64 outbreaks of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis were examined to investigate infection by "Norwalk-like viruses" (NLVs). By reverse transcription (RT)-PCR, 182 samples (52.0%) from 47 outbreaks (73.4%) were NLV positive. During those three years, the incidence of NLV-associated outbreaks showed seasonality, being higher during January to March (winter to early spring). The ingestion of contaminated… CONTINUE READING