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Volume 18, Number 5—May 2012

Dispatch

Sapovirus Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities, Oregon and Minnesota, USA, 2002–2009

Lore E. LeeComments to Author , Elizabeth A. Cebelinski, Candace Fuller, William E. Keene, Kirk Smith, Jan Vinjé, and John M. Besser
Author affiliations: Oregon Public Health Division, Portland, Oregon, USA (L.E. Lee, W.E. Keene); Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (E.A. Cebelinski, C. Fuller, K. Smith); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J. Vinjé, J.M. Besser)

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Table 1

Microbiology of 21 sapovirus outbreaks, Oregon and Minnesota, USA, 2003–2009*

State Outbreak no. Fecal samples, no.
Genotype Results
Sapovirus positive Tested
MN 2002–438 1 4 IV Sapovirus only
MN 2002–439 3 5 IV Sapovirus only
MN 2003–644 1 2 II Sapovirus only
OR 2004–066 1 2 V Sapovirus only
MN 2006–924 2 3 IV Sapovirus only
OR 2007–001 3 8† IV Sapovirus, norovirus GI
OR 2007–013 3 3 IV Sapovirus only
OR 2007–023 3 7 IV Sapovirus only
OR 2007–028 4 6 IV Sapovirus only
OR 2007–039 3 4 IV Sapovirus only
OR 2007–046 4 4 IV Sapovirus only
OR 2007–086 4 5 IV Sapovirus only
OR 2007–091 4 6‡ IV Sapovirus, adenovirus
OR 2007–221 2 I Sapovirus, norovirus GII
OR 2007–228 1 1 IV Sapovirus only
OR 2008–109 1 6 I Sapovirus only
OR 2008–128 3 I Sapovirus, adenovirus
MN 2008–1308 3 3 I Sapovirus only
MN 2008–1327 3 3 IV Sapovirus only
OR 2009–146 3 3 IV Sapovirus only
OR 2009–167 2 2 IV Sapovirus only

*MN, Minnesota; OR, Oregon; G, genogroup.
†One norovirus GI–positive sample.
‡One adenovirus-positive sample.
§Norovirus GII co-infection.
¶Two adenovirus-positive samples.

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