An outbreak of rotavirus infection in a geriatric hospital

A. M.A. Abbas*, Miles Denton

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Abstract

We describe an outbreak of rotavirus infection in a geriatric hospital. The outbreak lasted for 6 weeks, and affected 14 patients of 68 at risk. Diarrhoea was the main symptom, lasting only 1 day in most patients. Rising or high rotavirus antibody titres were demonstrated in six patients. Of 96 staff only one member was infected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-80
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

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