Humán rotavírusjárvány felnótt közösségben.

Translated title of the contribution: Outbreak of human rotavirus infection in an adult community

Krisztián Bányai, Márta Angyal, Eva Körmendi, Ferenc Lakatos, Mária Uj, György Szücs

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INTRODUCTION: Group A rotaviruses are known as the major cause of severe dehydrating diarrhoea in infants. AIMS: In adults, the rotavirus infections are usually asymptomatic. In the present study the authors report a group A rotavirus outbreak in a psychiatric nursing home for adults. RESULTS: The outbreak lasted 3 weeks; the attack rate was 20%. The mean age of patients was 39 y (range 21 to 65; n = 25). The symptoms were mild, and most of the patients recovered within 2 or 3 days. The epidemiological data suggested that the virus was introduced by a patient, and it was transmitted by person-to-person route. Rotavirus positive specimens were characterised by serotyping and electropherotyping. The serotype-specific monoclonal antibody immunoassay demonstrated the circulation of a common strain with G1 specificity. These samples shared identical genome profile with strains circulated in the paediatric communities of the country. CONCLUSION: In Hungary, this is the first published gastroenteritis outbreak among adults caused by group A rotaviruses with G1 serotype specificity.

Translated title of the contributionOutbreak of human rotavirus infection in an adult community
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1347-1352
Number of pages6
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2 2002

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    Bányai, K., Angyal, M., Körmendi, E., Lakatos, F., Uj, M., & Szücs, G. (2002). Humán rotavírusjárvány felnótt közösségben. Orvosi hetilap, 143(22), 1347-1352.