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Burden of human rotavirus-associated hospitalizations in three geographic regions of Hungary.
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PMID:  10088914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data on hospital admissions and laboratory reports were used to estimate the number of hospitalizations of children aged 14 y or less in three geographic regions of Hungary due to group A rotavirus infection. Between January 1993 and December 1996, 9182 hospitalizations for gastroenteritis occurred, of which 1946 (21%) were associated with rotavirus infection. Most (90%) of the rotavirus detections were among children aged 4 y or less. By extrapolation, an estimated 5000 rotavirus-related hospitalizations (8.4/1000 children aged 4 y or less/y) occurred in Hungary during the study period. Marked seasonality of rotavirus infections was observed, with a peak of incidence from December to February. Rotaviruses with "long" RNA electropherotypes predominated each year, but in 1995/1996 20% of electropherotypes in the Budapest area were "short". Effective surveillance is required for all children hospitalized for diarrhoea as part of a rotavirus immunization program in Hungary.
G Szücs; M Uj; I Mihály; J Deák
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0803-5326     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Suppl     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-05     Completed Date:  1999-05-05     Revised Date:  2008-05-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315043     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Suppl     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Virology, Baranya County Institute of National Public Health Service, Pécs, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Gastroenteritis / epidemiology,  virology
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
Hungary / epidemiology
RNA, Viral
Rotavirus / genetics
Rotavirus Infections / epidemiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/RNA, Viral

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