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Volume 8, Number 6—June 2002

Research

Waterborne Outbreak of Norwalk-Like Virus Gastroenteritis at a Tourist Resort, Italy

Della Boccia*Comments to Author , Alberto Eugenio Tozzi*, Benvon Cotter*§, Caterina Rizzo†, Teresa Russo‡, Gabriele Buttinelli*, Alfredo Caprioli*, Maria Luisa Marziano*, and Franco Maria Ruggeri*
Author affiliations: *Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy; †University of Bari, Bari, Italy; ‡Local Health Unit, Montalbano Jonico, Matera, Italy; §European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), Rome, Italy;

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Table 1

Personal characteristics of ill persons and clinical symptoms, tourist resort, Italy, July 2000

Characteristics Guests Staff members Total
Information available (n) 179 69 248
Age (years); mean (range) 23 (1–88) 26 (19–53) 24 (1–88)
Female (%) 52 54 53
Diarrhea (%) 93 92 93
Vomiting (%) 84 72 80
Fever (%) 53 58 54
Abdominal pain (%) 63 83 70
Hospitalization (%) 2.2 1.4 2.0

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