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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011


Aichi Virus Shedding in High Concentrations in Patients with Acute Diarrhea

Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Sigrid Baumgarte, Luciano Kleber de Souza Luna, Monika Eschbach-Bludau, Alexander N. Lukashev, and Sung Sup ParkComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany (J.F. Drexler, M. Eschbach-Bludau, C. Drosten); Institute of Hygiene and the Environment, Hamburg, Germany (S. Baumgarte); Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg (L.K. de Souza Luna); Chumakov Institute of Poliomyelitis and Viral Encephalitides, Moscow, Russia (A.N. Lukashev)

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Table 2

Characteristics of patients positive for Aichi virus, Germany, 2004*

Sample ID no. Sampling date Patient age, y/sex Animal contact Diarrhea Emesis Symptomatic contact person Recent travel history Other symptoms Suspicious food ingested Virus concentration†
D/VI 2169 Oct 19 7/M No Yes Yes Mother No Abdominal pain None 1.30 × 1012
D/VI 2244 Nov 2 9/M No Yes No None No Abdominal pain None 1.37 × 107
D/VI 2287 Nov 8 27/M No Yes No None No None None 6.77 × 107
D/VI 2321 Nov 10 26/F No No No None No Abdominal pain Fast-food chicken nuggets 6.09 × 109
D/VI 2359 Nov 16 16/M 2 birds Yes No None No Abdominal pain Ground pork 2.79 × 106
D/VI 2524 Dec 4 7/M No Yes No None Italy Abdominal pain Chicken 4.21 × 107
D/VI 2528 Dec 2 43/F No No Yes Daughter No Abdominal pain None 4.42 × 106
D/VI 2535 Dec 2 6/F No No Yes Mother No Throat pain None 2.27 × 107
D/VI 2582 Dec 6 38/F Cat Yes Yes None No Abdominal pain Minced meat 9.99 × 106
D/VI 2591 Dec 7 43/F Dog Yes Yes None No None None 1.08 × 102

*No patients had fever (>38.5°C) or co-infections. All samples were tested for norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, astrovirus, parechovirus, enterovirus, and common bacterial pathogens. ID, identification.
†RNA copies/g stool.

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