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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 2

Pathogens in children <5 years of age, hospitalized with gastroenteritis, by region, Spain, 2005–2006

Pathogen No. samples (%)
Albacete Cáceres León Fuenlabrada Leganés Valencia Total samples (%)
Rotavirus 79 (55.7) 87 (54.4) 29 (36.7) 29 (50.9) 123 (62.7) 15 (68.2) 362 (55.2)
Astrovirus 0 4 (2.5) 0 1 (1.7) 0 0 5 (0.8)
Adenovirus 3 (2.1) 0 1 (1.3) 0 7 (3.6) 0 11 (1.7)
Norovirus 8 (5.6) 18 (11.3) 5 (6.3) 3 (5.3) 9 (4.6) 0 43 (6.5)
EB* 16 (11.3) 0 4 (5.1) 3 (5.3) 9 (4.6) 0 32 (4.9)
EB + adenovirus 1 (0.7) 0 0 0 0 0 1 (0.1)
Rotavirus + astrovirus 1 (0.7) 1 (0.6) 2 (2.5) 0 5 (2.6) 1 (4.5) 10 (1.5)
Rotavirus + norovirus 2 (1.4) 7 (4.4) 3 (3.8) 2 (3.5) 16 (8.2) 0 30 (4.6)
Norovirus + astrovirus 0 0 0 2 (3.5) 3 (1.5) 0 5 (0.8)
Norovirus + astrovirus + rotavirus 0 0 0 0 1 (0.5) 0 1 (0.1)
Negative specimens 32 (22.5) 43 (26.8) 35 (44.3) 17 (29.8) 23 (11.7) 6 (27.3) 156 (23.8)
Total specimens† 142 (21.6) 160 (24.2) 79 (12.0) 57 (8.7) 196 (29.9) 22 (3.4) 656

*EB, enteropathogenic bacteria.
†Percentages of isolations per total specimens in each region were 77.5, 73.1, 55.7, 70.2, 88.3, 72.7, and 76.2, respectively.

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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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