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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013

Letter

Sapovirus Gastroenteritis in Preschool Center, Puerto Rico, 2011

Encijar Hassan-RíosComments to Author , Pilar Torres, Elizabeth Muñoz, Carmen Matos, Aron J. Hall, Nicole Gregoricus, and Jan Vinjé
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Puerto Rico Department of Health, San Juan, Puerto Rico (E. Hassan-Ríos, P. Torres, E. Muñoz, C. Matos); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.J. Hall, N. Gregoricus, J. Vinjé)

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Clinical symptoms and laboratory results for 9 patients with acute gastroenteritis in preschool center, Puerto Rico, 2011*

Patient Age, y/sex Date of illness onset Date of specimen collection Norovirus RT-PCR result Sapovirus RT-PCR result Vomiting Nausea Fever Stomach ache Diarrhea
1 5/M Feb 23 NS NS NS + +
2 5/F Mar 2 NS NS NS + U + U
3 4/F Mar 2 Mar 11 + U U + U +
4 5/F Mar 3 Mar 14 + + + +
5 5/F Mar 3 Mar 14 + + + +
6 4/F Mar 3 NS NS NS + + +
7 4/F Mar 7 Mar 9 NT NT + + +
8 53/F Mar 8 Mar 11 NT NT + + + +
9 4/M Mar 8 Mar 9 NT NT U + + +

*RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR; NS, no sample; +, positive; –, negative; U, unknown (missing information); NT, not tested.

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