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Volume 23, Number 7—July 2017

Dispatch

Recombinant GII.P16-GII.2 Norovirus, Taiwan, 2016

Luke Tzu-Chi Liu, Ting-Yu Kuo, Ching-Yi Wu, Wan-Ting Liao, Aron J. Hall, and Fang-Tzy WuComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan (L.T.-C. Liu, T.-Y. Kuo, C.-Y Wu, W.-T. Liao, F.-T. Wu); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.J. Hall)

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Table 2

Settings of norovirus outbreaks, Taiwan, 2016

Setting
GII.2*
Non-GII.2
Total
p value
School 54 (42.2) 74 (57.8) 128 <0.0001
Kindergarten 28 (66.7) 14 (33.3) 42 <0.0001
Elementary school, grades 1–6 18 (31.6) 39 (68.4) 57 0.0294
Junior high, grades 7–9 3 (20) 12 (80) 15 0.064
Senior high, grades, 10–12, and college/university
5 (35.7)
9 (64.3)
14
0.6033
Restaurant† 13 (11.6) 99 (88.4) 112 <0.0001
Hospital 0 7 (100) 7 0.2035
Long-term care facility 1 (3.7) 26 (96.3) 27 0.0101
Prison/military 0 4 (100) 4 0.5759
Other‡
7 (19.4)
29 (80.6)
36
0.5066
Total 75 (23.9) 239 (76.1) 314

*Comprises outbreaks with either only GII.2 or GII.2 with other GI or GII genotypes.
†Includes hotels.
‡Private residences, street food, dormitories, day care centers.

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