epidemic gastroenteritis

epidemic gastroenteritis

[¦ep·ə¦dem·ik ¦gas·trō‚ent·ə′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the stomach and intestine, of viral origin; considered to be epidemic when symptoms are manifested by a member of the patient's family within 10 days of the patient's recovery.
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Norovirus, the leading global cause of epidemic gastroenteritis, is responsible for >90% of all viral gastroenteritis and [approximately equal to] 50% of gastroenteritis outbreaks worldwide (1).
Noroviruses are the leading cause of epidemic gastroenteritis, including foodborne outbreaks, in the United States (1).
Cukor (1982), "Norwalk Virus: A Major Cause of Epidemic Gastroenteritis," AJPH 72: 1321-1323.
Noroviruses are the leading cause of epidemic gastroenteritis, detected in [approximately equal to] 50% of AGE outbreaks across Europe and the United States (2,3).
Norovirus remains the most common cause of epidemic gastroenteritis in the United States, causing ah estimated 23 million cases each year (5).
Noroviruses are the leading cause of epidemic gastroenteritis, including foodborne outbreaks, and a major cause of sporadic gastroenteritis in the United States (1-3).
Astrovirus-associated epidemic gastroenteritis in Japan.
Group C rotaviruses cause sporadic and epidemic gastroenteritis in children and adults.
Noroviruses are the most common cause of epidemic gastroenteritis in the United States (1).
Since the application of molecular assays, NoVs have been well-documented as the leading cause of epidemic gastroenteritis in all age groups, causing >90% of nonbacterial and [approximately equal to] 50% of all-cause epidemic gastroenteritis worldwide (5).
A predominant role for Norwalk-like viruses as agents of epidemic gastroenteritis in Maryland nursing homes for the elderly.