Norovirus activity--United States, 2002

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Abstract

During June-December 2002, an increased number of outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) were reported on cruise ships sailing into U.S. ports. In addition, since October 2002, several states have noted an increase in outbreaks of AGE consistent clinically and epidemiologically with norovirus infection, particularly in institutional settings such as nursing homes (CDC, unpublished data, 2002). This report describes recent norovirus activity in two states and New York City (NYC) and data from CDC that indicate the possible emergence of a predominant, circulating norovirus strain.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Volume52
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)41-5
Number of pages5
ISSN0149-2195
Publication statusPublished - 24-Jan-2003

Keywords

  • Acute Disease
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Caliciviridae Infections/diagnosis
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Gastroenteritis/epidemiology
  • Hospitals, Community
  • Humans
  • New Hampshire/epidemiology
  • New York City/epidemiology
  • Norovirus/isolation & purification
  • Prisons
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Residential Facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Washington/epidemiology

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