Norwalk-like viral gastroenteritis outbreak in U.S. Army trainees

Mark K. Arness, Brian H. Feighner, Michelle L. Canham, David N. Taylor, Stephan S. Monroe, Theodore J. Cieslak, Edward L. Hoedebecke, Christina S. Polyak, Judy C. Cuthie, Rebecca L. Fankhauser, Charles D. Humphrey, Tamra L. Barker, Chris D. Jenkins, Donald R. Skillman

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An outbreak of acute gastroenteritis hospitalized 99 (12%) of 835 U.S. Army trainees at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, from August 27 to September 1, 1998. Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction tests for Norwalk-like virus were positive for genogroup 2. Gastroenteritis was associated with one post dining facility and with soft drinks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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