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Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010


Healthcare-associated Viral Gastroenteritis among Children in a Large Pediatric Hospital, United Kingdom

Nigel A. CunliffeComments to Author , J. Angela Booth, Claire Elliot, Sharon J. Lowe, Will Sopwith, Nick Kitchin, Osamu Nakagomi, Toyoko Nakagomi, C. Anthony Hart1, and Martyn Regan
Author affiliations: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (N.A. Cunliffe, J.A. Booth, O. Nakagomi, T. Nakagomi, C.A. Hart); Royal Liverpool Children’s National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool (N.A. Cunliffe, C. Elliot, S.J. Lowe, C.A. Hart); Health Protection Agency NW, Liverpool (C. Elliot, W. Sopwith, M. Regan); Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Maidenhead, UK (N. Kitchin); Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan (O. Nakagomi, T. Nakagomi)

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Table 2

Comparison of types of viruses detected among children hospitalized at Alder Hey Hospital for HA-AGE versus CA-AGE, Liverpool, UK, 2006–2007*

Virus No. (%) case-patients
HA-AGE, n = 225 CA-AGE, n = 351
Rotavirus 70 (31) 150 (43)
Norovirus 36 (16) 54 (15)
Adenovirus 40/41 34 (15) 49 (14)
Astrovirus 12 (5) 16 (5)
Sapovirus 5 (2) 22 (6)
Any virus detected 120 (53) 219 (62)
No virus detected 105 (47) 132 (38)

*CA-AGE, community-acquired acute gastroenteritis; HA-AGE, healthcare-associated acute gastroenteritis.

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