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Correspondence: J. Yi, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Emory University School of Medicine, 2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322 (Email: jumi.yi@emory.edu).

Special thanks to the microbiology technologists and information technology specialists at the participating hospitals.

Kelly Wahl was supported by the NoroCORE Graduate Research Fellowship.

Christine Moe has received travel support from Takeda Vaccines, and Amy Kirby has a consultancy agreement with Takeda Vaccines.

Andi Shane was site principal investigator on the National Institutes of Health Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Units 08-0017 rotavirus infant vaccine trial, for which her institution received financial support.

Evan Anderson has consulted for AbbVie on respiratory syncytial virus.

All authors: No reported conflicts.


Research Funding:

This study was supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant No. 2011-68003-30395 from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


  • gastroenteritis
  • healthcare-associated
  • norovirus
  • rotavirus

Rotavirus and norovirus in pediatric healthcare-associated gastroenteritis

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Journal Title:

Open Forum Infectious Diseases


Volume 3, Number 4


, Pages ofw181-ofw181

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Rotavirus and norovirus are important etiologies of gastroenteritis among hospitalized children. During 2012-2013, we tested 207 residual stool specimens from children with healthcareassociated vomiting and/or diarrhea for rotavirus and norovirus. Twenty (10%) were rotavirus positive, and 3 (3%) were norovirus positive, stressing the importance of these pathogens in hospitalized children.

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