Waterborne outbreak of Norwalk-like virus gastroenteritis at a tourist resort, Italy

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Della Boccia; Alberto Eugenio Tozzi; Benvon Cotter; Caterina Rizzo; Teresa Russo; Gabriele Buttinelli; Alfredo Caprioli; Maria Luisa Marziano; Franco Maria Ruggeri;
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 8, issue 6, pages 563-568 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC2738487, doi: 10.3201/eid0806.010371
  • Subject: R | RC109-216 | gastroenteritis | Infectious and parasitic diseases | outbreak | Medicine | water | Italy | Norwalk-like virus | Research
    mesheuropmc: humanities | human activities

In July 2000, an outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred at a tourist resort in the Gulf of Taranto in southern Italy. Illness in 344 people, 69 of whom were staff members, met the case definition. Norwalk-like virus (NLV) was found in 22 of 28 stool specimens tested. The ... View more
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