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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jun;32(6):688-90. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318287fc81.

Incidence and characteristics of sporadic norovirus gastroenteritis associated with hospitalization of children less than 5 years of age in Israel.

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Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. kmuhsen@medicine.umaryland.edu

Abstract

The incidence of sporadic GII norovirus gastroenteritis associated with hospitalization was examined among 515 children aged <5 years in a prospective study in Israel. Using real-time polymerase chain reaction, norovirus was detected in stools of 89 (17.3%) children, yielding an estimated incidence of 3.3 per 1000 children. Genotypes GII.3 (40.4%) and GII.4a (21.3%) predominated, though year-to-year variation was observed.

PMID:
23411623
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e318287fc81
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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