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Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008

Letter

Acute Gastroenteritis Caused by GI/2 Sapovirus, Taiwan, 2007

Fang-Tzy Wu*, Tomoichiro Oka†, Naokazu Takeda†, Kazuhiko Katayama†, Grant S. Hansman†, Chih-Hsin Muo*, Shy-Yuan Liang*, Ching-Hsiang Hung*, Donald Dah-Shyong Jiang*, Jui Hsin Chang*, Jyh-Yuan Yang*Comments to Author , Ho-Sheng Wu*, and Chen-Fu Yang*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China; †National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan;

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Clinical symptoms and laboratory diagnosis results for sapovirus-related outbreak among college students, northern Taiwan, May 2007*†

Specimen
no. Patient sex/age, y Date of illness onset EM results RT-PCR results Copies cDNA/g of stool‡ Symptom
Fever Diarrhea Vomiting Abdominal pain
1 F/20 May 5 + 1.69 × 108 + + +
2 F/26 May 5 + 6.19 ×108 + +
3 M/19 May 6 + 2.32 × 108 + +
4 M/18 May 6 + 3.24 × 108 + + +
5 F/21 May 7 + + 1.72 × 1010 +
6 F/18 May 4 + + +
7 M/19 May 7 + 4.28 × 108 + + +
8 F/20 May 6 + 2.86 × 107 + +

*EM, electron microscopy; RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR; –, negative; +, positive.
†All specimens were collected May 8.
‡cDNA copies were determined by real-time PCR.

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