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    MMWR. Morbidity and mortality…
    2003

Outbreak of severe rotavirus gastroenteritis among children--Jamaica, 2003.

@article{2003OutbreakOS,
  title={Outbreak of severe rotavirus gastroenteritis among children--Jamaica, 2003.},
  author={},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 45},
  pages={
          1103-5
        }
}
    In late May 2003, the Jamaican Ministry of Health (MoH) identified a sharp increase in the number of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) cases reported throughout the country, accompanied by increases in AGE-associated hospital admissions and deaths among children. The greatest increase in AGE cases was observed among children aged <5 years in the southeastern parish of Kingston and St. Andrew. During June-July, 12 AGE-associated deaths were reported among children aged <8 years. MoH began an… CONTINUE READING