By the end of December 2000, the epidemiological system 'Alert' of the Public Health Institute in Tirane reported an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis. The outbreak involved children in Tirane and in the rural area. In total, 2722 children were seen in Tirane Hospital and 982 (56.4%) were treated for acute gastroenteritis. The age group with the highest morbidity was 0-5 years (89.7%), followed by the 6-9 (6.2%) and 10-15 years age groups (4.1%). The distribution of acute gastroenteritis cases, which occurred along the same water distribution system, suggests a waterborne origin. The nucleic acid amplification confirmed the co-circulation of different genotypes of rotavirus, mainly P[8]G9 and P[8]G3, responsible for the outbreak. Other enteric viruses such as astrovirus serotype 1, adenovirus and Norovirus, genogroups I and II were detected. Co-infections with different rotavirus genotypes and even with different enteric viruses were detected in several samples.

Villena, C., Gabrieli, R., Pintó, R., Guix, S., Donia, D.t., Buonomo, E., et al. (2003). A large infantile gastroenteritis outbreak in Albania caused by multiple emerging rotavirus genotypes. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 131(3), 1105-1110.

A large infantile gastroenteritis outbreak in Albania caused by multiple emerging rotavirus genotypes

DONIA, DOMENICA TOMMASA;Buonomo, E;PALOMBI, LEONARDO;
2003

Abstract

By the end of December 2000, the epidemiological system 'Alert' of the Public Health Institute in Tirane reported an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis. The outbreak involved children in Tirane and in the rural area. In total, 2722 children were seen in Tirane Hospital and 982 (56.4%) were treated for acute gastroenteritis. The age group with the highest morbidity was 0-5 years (89.7%), followed by the 6-9 (6.2%) and 10-15 years age groups (4.1%). The distribution of acute gastroenteritis cases, which occurred along the same water distribution system, suggests a waterborne origin. The nucleic acid amplification confirmed the co-circulation of different genotypes of rotavirus, mainly P[8]G9 and P[8]G3, responsible for the outbreak. Other enteric viruses such as astrovirus serotype 1, adenovirus and Norovirus, genogroups I and II were detected. Co-infections with different rotavirus genotypes and even with different enteric viruses were detected in several samples.
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Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata
English
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Male; Adolescent; Rotavirus Infections; Morbidity; Infant; Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques; DNA, Viral; Female; Child, Preschool; Rotavirus; Genotype; Humans; Albania; Disease Outbreaks; Acute Disease; Gastroenteritis; Rural Population; Feces; Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction; Child; Infant, Newborn; Water Supply
Villena, C., Gabrieli, R., Pintó, R., Guix, S., Donia, D.t., Buonomo, E., et al. (2003). A large infantile gastroenteritis outbreak in Albania caused by multiple emerging rotavirus genotypes. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 131(3), 1105-1110.
Villena, C; Gabrieli, R; Pintó, R; Guix, S; Donia, Dt; Buonomo, E; Palombi, L; Cenko, F; Bino, S; Bosch, A; Divizia, M
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