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Gastroenteritis due to rotavirus in an isolated Pacific island group: an epidemic of 3,439 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6245146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the spring of 1964, 3,439 cases of acute gastroenteritis were reported from Truk District, an island group in the mid-Pacific. The causative agent was not identified in laboratory studies performed in that year. Retrospective serologic studies 15 years later with the complement fixation test and the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay provided serologic evidence that this outbreak was caused by the human rotavirus that was first isolated in 1973.
S O Foster; E L Palmer; G W Gary; M L Martin; K L Herrmann; P Beasley; J Sampson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  141     ISSN:  0022-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-06-16     Completed Date:  1980-06-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413675     Medline TA:  J Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Disease Outbreaks / epidemiology
Gastroenteritis / epidemiology,  etiology*,  microbiology,  mortality
Middle Aged
Pacific Islands
RNA Viruses / isolation & purification*
Rotavirus / classification,  isolation & purification*
Virus Diseases*

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