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The impact of foodborne calicivirus disease: the Minnesota experience.
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PMID:  10804138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first outbreaks of Norwalk virus gastroenteritis in Minnesota were confirmed in 1982. Since then, Norwalk-like caliciviruses have been recognized to be the most common cause of foodborne disease outbreaks, accounting for 41% of all confirmed foodborne outbreaks in Minnesota from 1981-1998. Although laboratory confirmation of caliciviruses in stool samples was not attempted in most of these outbreaks, all conformed to epidemiologic criteria for defining outbreaks of Norwalk virus. Since 1996, the availability of polymerase chain reaction testing at the Minnesota Department of Health has allowed for the confirmation of calicivirus infection among patients involved in epidemiologically defined outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis. Results have confirmed the usefulness of characterizing foodborne disease outbreaks by epidemiologic criteria and also confirmed the importance of human caliciviruses as the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks in Minnesota.
V C Deneen; J M Hunt; C R Paule; R I James; R G Johnson; M J Raymond; C W Hedberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  181 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0022-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-19     Completed Date:  2000-07-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413675     Medline TA:  J Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S281-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Acute Disease Epidemiology Section, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Caliciviridae Infections / epidemiology*
Disease Outbreaks*
Food Microbiology*
Gastroenteritis / epidemiology*
Minnesota / epidemiology
Norwalk virus / isolation & purification*

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