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Volume 6, Number 2—April 2000

Dispatch

Norwalk-Like Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreak in U.S. Army Trainees

Mark K. Arness*, Brian H. Feighner†, Michelle L. Canham†, David N. Taylor‡, Stephan S. Monroe§, Theodore J. Cieslak¶, Edward L. Hoedebecke†, Christina S. Polyak†, Judy C. Cuthie†, Rebecca L. Fankhauser§, Charles D. Humphrey§, Tamra L. Barker#, Chris D. Jenkins#, and Donald R. Skillman#
Author affiliations: *Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; †U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Edgewood, Maryland, USA; ‡Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, D.C., USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ¶U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Frederick, Maryland, USA; and; #William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, USA

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Table 1

Frequency of symptoms in hospitalized soldiers

Symptom No.a %
Nausea 79/90 88
Vomiting 72/90 80
Abdominal pain 68/90 76
Diarrhea 60/90 67
Fever/chills 37/90 41
Headache 20/90 22
Photophobia/eye pain 3/90 3

90 records were abstracted from 99 hospitalized soldiers

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