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J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2013 Mar;2(1):57-60. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pis070. Epub 2012 Aug 3.

Noroviruses: The Most Common Pediatric Viral Enteric Pathogen at a Large University Hospital After Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccination.

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1
Departments of Medicine University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health.
2
Molecular Virology and Microbiology, and.
3
Departments of Medicine Molecular Virology and Microbiology, and.
4
Molecular Virology and Microbiology, and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children's Hospital, Houston.
5
University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health.
6
Departments of Medicine University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health University of Texas-Houston Medical School.

Abstract

We conducted an 8.5-year study examining enteric viruses at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction. Norovirus prevalence was 10.9%. Rotavirus prevalence decreased 64% after vaccine licensure. Noroviruses are the most common TCH enteropathogen and will likely eclipse rotaviruses as the most important US pediatric gastroenteritis pathogen.

KEYWORDS:

Children; Gastroenteritis; Norovirus; Rotavirus; Vaccine

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