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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 2

Frequency of selected findings in hospitalized soldiers

Sign/finding No. %
Tmax > 99.5°F 28 / 90 38
Tmax > 100.4°F 17 / 90 19
WBC > 10,600 10 / 60a 17
Platelets < 150,000 22 / 60a 37

aSixty of 90 abstracted records reported white blood cells and platelet counts.
Tmax, maximum temperature.
WBC, white blood cells.

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