Outbreak of norovirus group II in a military training center, Peru 2013

Authors

  • Mariana Ramos Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales de la Marina de EE. UU., Lima, Peru.
  • Giselle Soto Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales de la Marina de EE. UU., Lima, Peru.
  • Luis Loayza Dirección de Salud de la Marina de Guerra del Peru, Lima, Peru.
  • Rubén Valle Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales de la Marina de EE. UU., Lima, Peru.
  • Giannina Luna Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales de la Marina de EE. UU., Lima, Peru.
  • Sofia Gonzales Centro Medico Naval “CMST”, Lima, Peru.
  • Jose Quispe Direccion de Salud de la Marina de Guerra del Peru, Lima, Peru.
  • Maria Silva Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales de la Marina de EE.UU., Lima, Peru.
  • Juan Wong Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales de la Marina de EE.UU., Lima, Peru.
  • Daniel G. Bausch Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales de la Marina de EE. UU., Lima, Peru.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2015.321.1579

Keywords:

Norovirus, Disease outbreaks, Military personnel

Abstract

We report an outbreak of norovirus (NoV) which occurred at a military training center in Peru. Thirteen stool samples that were taken from initial cases turned out positive for NoV GII by RT-PCR. A case-control study was performed to determine factors associated with infection.164 probable cases (45.2% clinical attack rate) were identified. The only factor associated with infection was “having shared room with a case” (ORa = 1.7; 95% CI 1.1 to 2.7).Epidemiological findings suggest that the virus was spread person to person. Future investigations of outbreaks of diarrhea in Peru should consider the NoV as an etiologic agent.

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2015-04-01

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How to Cite

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Ramos M, Soto G, Loayza L, Valle R, Luna G, Gonzales S, et al. Outbreak of norovirus group II in a military training center, Peru 2013. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 25];32(1):87-92. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1579

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