Burden of rotavirus-associated and non-rotavirus-associated diarrhea among nonhospitalized individuals in central Italy: A 1-year sentinel-based epidemiological and virological surveillance

Filippo Ansaldi, Piero Lai, Laura Valle, Rosamaria Riente, Paolo Durando, Laura Sticchi, Pierluigi Tucci, Paolo Biasci, Pietro Crovari, Roberto Gasparini, Giancarlo Icardi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

A community sentinel pediatrician-based epidemiological and virological surveillance study was conducted to estimate the incidence of gastroenteritis and laboratory-confirmed rotavirus-associated disease. The 1-year cumulative incidence of gastroenteritis in the cohort of children aged 0-5 years was 21%, with the highest rates in the 7-12-month and 13-18-month age groups (41.1% and 41.7%, respectively). Approximately one-third of gastroenteritis cases requiring an office visit or telephone consultation were attributable to rotavirus infection.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Burden of rotavirus-associated and non-rotavirus-associated diarrhea among nonhospitalized individuals in central Italy: A 1-year sentinel-based epidemiological and virological surveillance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this