Incidence and Characteristics of Sporadic Norovirus Gastroenteritis Associated with Hospitalization of Children Less Than 5 Years of Age in Israel.
Muhsen, Khitam PhD *+; Kassem, Eias MD ++; Rubinstein, Uri MD [S]; Schachter, Yaakov MD [S]; Kremer, Adi MD ++; Goren, Sophy BSc *; Zilberstein, Ilana MSc [P]; Ephros, Moshe MD || **; Cohen, Dani PhD *; Shulman, Lester M. PhD *[P]
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
32(6):688-690, June 2013.
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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.
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