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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

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Norovirus Detection and Genotyping for Children with Gastroenteritis, Brazil

Caroline C. Soares*1Comments to Author , Norma Santos*, Rachel Suzanne Beard†, Maria Carolina M. Albuquerque*, Adriana G. Maranhão*, Ludmila N. Rocha*, Maria Liz Ramírez*, Stephan S. Monroe†, Roger I. Glass†, and Jon Gentsch†
Author affiliations: *Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 1Current affiliation: Fiocruz–Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;

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Table 2

Distribution of all tested samples by age groups and patient status, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1998–2005

Age, y Outpatients
Inpatients
No. tested PCR-positive, 
no. (%) PCR-negative, 
no. (%) No. tested PCR-positive,
no. (%) PCR-negative,
no. (%)
<1 29 4 (13.8) 25 (86.2) 45 5 (11.1) 40 (88.9)
1–5 64 9 (14.0) 55 (86.0) 88 15 (17.0) 73 (83.0)
6–10 24 5 (20.8) 19 (79.2) 39 4 (10.3) 35 (89.7)

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