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Author Grimwood, K. ♦ Abbott, G. D. ♦ Fergusson, D. M. ♦ Jennings, L. C. ♦ Allan, J. M.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract The spread of rotavirus infection was studied over four weeks in a sample of 28 families exposed to a child with rotavirus infection. The results showed a high incidence of intrafamilial infection, with 46% of members of these families developing rotavirus infections compared with none in another series of 18 families. Children in the families with an index case were more frequently affected than adults: 75% of the children developed rotavirus infection but only 33% of the adults. Children tended to suffer the infection in a more severe form. Intrafamily contact is clearly important in transmitting rotavirus infection, and preventive measures should aim at reducing the likelihood of such cross infection.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.)
ISSN 00071447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1983-08-27
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 287
Issue Number 6392
Page Count 3
Starting Page 575
Ending Page 577


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)