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Outbreaks of gastroenteritis associated with noroviruses on cruise ships--United States, 2002.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12530708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During January 1-December 2, 2002, CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP), which conducts surveillance for acute gastroenteritis (AGE) on cruise ships with foreign itineraries sailing into U.S. ports received reports of 21 outbreaks of AGE on 17 cruise ships. Of the 21 outbreaks, nine were confirmed by laboratory analysis of stool specimens from affected persons to be associated with noroviruses, three were attributable to bacterial agents, and nine were of unknown etiology. Seven outbreaks were reported in 2001, and of these, four were confirmed to be associated with norovirus (CDC, unpublished data, 2002). This report describes five of the norovirus outbreaks that occurred during July 1-December 2, 2002, on cruise ships.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0149-2195     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-17     Completed Date:  2003-01-21     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1112-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Caliciviridae Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Disease Outbreaks*
Gastroenteritis / epidemiology*,  virology*
Norovirus / isolation & purification*
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
United States / epidemiology
Comment In:
Rev Gastroenterol Disord. 2003 Fall;3(4):225-6   [PMID:  14674392 ]

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