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Volume 12, Number 10—October 2006

Research

Human Rotavirus G9 and G3 as Major Cause of Diarrhea in Hospitalized Children, Spain

Alicia Sánchez-Fauquier*Comments to Author , Vanessa Montero*, Silvia Moreno*, Monica Solé*, Javier Colomina†, Miren Iturriza-Gomara‡, Ana Revilla*, Isabel Wilhelmi§, Jim Gray†, and Gegavi/VIGESS-Net Group
Author affiliations: *Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain; †Hospital La Ribera, Alzira, Valencia, Spain; ‡Centre for Infections Health Protection Agency, London, UK; §Hospital Severo Ochoa, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

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Table 1

Description of catchment area served by each hospital in the study*

Name Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Albacete Complejo Hospitalario San Pedro Alcántara Complejo Asistencial León Hospital Fuenlabrada Hospital Severo Ochoa Hospital La Ribera
Municipality (province) Albacete Cáceres León Fuenlabrada (Madrid) Leganés (Madrid) Alzira (Valencia)
Location within Spain Southeast West Northwest Center Center East
Climate Continental, semiarid Mediterranean, continentalized Mediterranean, continentalized Continental Continental Mediterranean
No. habitants 159,518 89,029 136,414 195,133 181,248 210,637
Birth rate (per 1,000) 10.0 8.05 6.9 11.8 11.9 11.3
No. children <5 y of age 6,362 2,867 3,776 9,210 8,627 9,479

*Predominant ethnic group in each area was Caucasian.

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1Gegavi/VIGESS-Net Group members: A. Sánchez-Fauquier, V. Montero, S. Moreno, A. Potente, F. Adam, J.C. Sanz, J. Colomina, S. Llanes, F. Gimeno, C. Gutiérrez, C. Sainz de Baranda, M.J. López, P. Teno, E. Roman, M. Alonso, M. Marugán, I. Fernández, I. Wilhelmi, M.L. Cilleruelo

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