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Volume 23, Number 6—June 2017

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Clinical and Molecular Characteristics of Human Rotavirus G8P[8] Outbreak Strain, Japan, 2014

Kenji Kondo, Takeshi TsugawaComments to Author , Mayumi Ono, Toshio Ohara, Shinsuke Fujibayashi, Yasuo Tahara, Noriaki Kubo, Shuji Nakata, Yoshihito Higashidate, Yoshiki Fujii, Kazuhiko Katayama, Yuko Yoto, and Hiroyuki Tsutsumi
Author affiliations: Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan (K. Kondo, T. Tsugawa, M. Ono, Y. Yoto, H. Tsutsumi); Tomakomai City Hospital, Tomakomai, Japan (T. Ohara); Tomakomai Children's Clinic, Tomakomai (S. Fujibayashi); Steel Memorial Muroran Hospital, Muroran, Japan (Y. Tahara); Japanese Red Cross Urakawa Hospital, Urakawa, Japan (N. Kubo); Nakata Pediatric Clinic, Sapporo (S. Nakata); Sapporo Hokushin Hospital, Sapporo (Y. Higashidate); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (Y. Fujii, K. Katayama)

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Table 1

Characteristics of patients infected with (G8P[8] and non-G8P[8] rotavirus, Tomakomai, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, 2014

Patient characteristic Patients infected with rotavirus
p value*
G8P[8], n = 42 Non-G8P[8], n = 42
Sex, no. 1.0
M 24 24
F
18
18

Median age, y
1.8
2.0
0.50
Vaccinated, no (%)
2 (4.8)
1 (2.4)
0.56
Clinical symptoms, mean ± SD
Duration of fever, d 1.3 ± 1.2 1.7 ± 1.4 0.13
Duration of diarrhea, d 2.4 ± 1.6 2.5 ± 3.2 0.51
Diarrhea episode in 24 h, maximum no. 3.6 ± 3.2 4.3 ± 4.2 0.69
Duration of vomiting, d 1.4 ± 1.2 1.8 ± 2.9 0.79
Vomiting episodes in 24 h, maximum no. 3.6 ± 3.8 3.7 ± 3.5 0.98
Admitted to hospital, no. (%) 18 (42.9%) 16 (38.1%) 0.66

*Categorical data were analyzed by using χ2 tests; continuous data were analyzed by using Student’s t-tests or Mann-Whitney U tests.

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