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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011


Novel Surveillance Network for Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks, United States1

Everardo Vega, Leslie Barclay, Nicole Gregoricus, Kara Williams, David Lee, and Jan VinjéComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (E. Vega, L. Barclay, N. Gregoricus, J. Vinjé); Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Decatur, Georgia, USA (K. Williams, D. Lee)

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Table 1

Epidemiologic data fields required for upload to CaliciNet*

Required CaliciNet fields Description
LabOBNumber Year, outbreak, and number
Outbreak date Begin date of outbreak
Outbreak city City where outbreak occurred
Outbreak state State where outbreak occurred
Outbreak setting Select outbreak setting†
Outbreak country Country where outbreak occurred
Transmission Foodborne, person-to-person, waterborne
Conventional RT-PCR Results of RT-PCR‡
Sequence experiment Sequence of region D§

*RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR.
†Child care center, cruise ships, hospital, long-term care facility, party or event, restaurant, school and community, correctional center.
‡Region C or D.
§Region D is the preferred sequence, but region C is also accepted.

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1Additional members of the CaliciNet participating laboratories who contributed data are listed at the end of this article.