Prevalence of rotavirus on high-risk fomites in day-care facilities.

  title={Prevalence of rotavirus on high-risk fomites in day-care facilities.},
  author={Arlene Manns Butz and Patricia D. Fosarelli and Julia Dick and Timothy M. Cusack and Robert H. Yolken},
  volume={92 2},
STUDY OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of rotavirus contamination on environmental surfaces in day-care environments, using the polymerase chain reaction technique. DESIGN High-risk fomites were identified in two day-care centers and sampled biweekly during a 6-month study period. Water samples from water-play tables in each center were also collected during the study period. During an infectious disease outbreak, fomites were sampled from the rooms in… 

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