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Microbiol Immunol. 2014 Sep;58(9):536-9. doi: 10.1111/1348-0421.12176.

A food-borne outbreak of gastroenteritis due to genotype G1P[8] rotavirus among adolescents in Japan.

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Tochigi Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Science, Tochigi, 329-1196.

Abstract

Six high school students in Tochigi prefecture, Japan, developed gastroenteritis after eating at a pork cutlet shop. Molecular epidemiologic analyses showed that the causative agent was genotype G1P[8] rotavirus (RV), this being detected in stool samples from both the patients and the asymptomatic food handlers. The detected RV strains were closely related genetically. The only uncooked food that all victims had eaten was raw sliced cabbage. These findings results suggest that uncooked foods contaminated with RV may be sources of infectious gastroenteritis in adolescents.

KEYWORDS:

adults; gastroenteritis; rotavirus; salad

PMID:
25040046
DOI:
10.1111/1348-0421.12176
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