Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Europe, 1995–2000

@inproceedings{Lopman2003ViralGO,
  title={Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Europe, 1995–2000},
  author={Benjamin a. Lopman and Mark H. Reacher and Yvonne T H P van Duijnhoven and F Hanon and David Brown and Marion Koopmans},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2003}
}
To gain understanding of surveillance and epidemiology of viral gastroenteritis outbreaks in Europe, we compiled data from 10 surveillance systems in the Foodborne Viruses in Europe network. Established surveillance systems found Norovirus to be responsible for >85% (N =3,714) of all nonbacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis reported from 1995 to 2000. However, the absolute number and population-based rates of viral gastroenteritis outbreaks differed markedly among European surveillance systems… CONTINUE READING

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