Norovirus in a Dutch tertiary care hospital (2002-2007): frequent nosocomial transmission and dominance of GIIb strains in young children.

@article{Beersma2009NorovirusIA,
  title={Norovirus in a Dutch tertiary care hospital (2002-2007): frequent nosocomial transmission and dominance of GIIb strains in young children.},
  author={Matthias F. C. Beersma and Myrte Schutten and Harry Vennema and Nico G. Hartwig and Ted H. M. Mes and A D M E Ab Osterhaus and Gerard J. J. van Doornum and Marion Koopmans},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={199-205}
}
We report a retrospective analysis of norovirus (NoV) infections occurring in patients of a tertiary care hospital during five winter seasons (2002/03 to 2006/07). Data were compared with national surveillance data and with corresponding data for rotavirus. Between July 2002 and June 2007, faecal specimens from 221 (9.0%) of 2458 hospital patients with diarrhoea tested positive for NoV. The incidence in children varied from 2.52 per 1000 admissions in 2004/05 (when testing began to be performed… CONTINUE READING