Aichi Virus Shedding in High Concentrations in Patients with Acute Diarrhea
Jan Felix Drexler, Sigrid Baumgarte, Luciano Kleber de Souza Luna, Monika Eschbach-Bludau, Alexander N. Lukashev, and Christian Drosten
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany (J.F. Drexler, M. Eschbach-Bludau, C. Drosten); Institute of Hygiene and the Environment, Hamburg, Germany (S. Baumgarte); Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg (L.K. de Souza Luna); Chumakov Institute of Poliomyelitis and Viral Encephalitides, Moscow, Russia (A.N. Lukashev)
Figure 1. Age distribution of cohorts tested in study of Aichi virus in patients with acute diarrhea, Germany. A) Patients from food-associated diarrhea outbreaks (kindergartens, canteens, or retirement homes); B) outpatients seen for gastroenteritis by general practitioners; C) nongastroenteritis control patients for the outpatient study cohort. Arrows indicate patients who had positive test results for Aichi virus by real-time reverse transcription PCR.
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