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A new serotype of calicivirus associated with an outbreak of gastroenteritis in a residential home for the elderly
  1. WD Cubitt*,
  2. PJ Pead,
  3. AA Saeed
  1. * Public Health Laboratory and Department of Microbiology, Central Middlesex Hospital, Park Royal, London NW10 7NS
  2. Public Health Laboratory, St Mary's Hospital, Milton Road, Portsmouth PO3 6AQ


    An outbreak of gastroenteritis involving residents and members of staff in a nursing home for the elderly is described. The agent associated with this episode was a calicivirus which is serologically distinct from two strains causing gastroenteritis in children. We believe that this is the first report of calicivirus infection in adults.

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