Increased Rotavirus Prevalence in Diarrheal Outbreak Precipitated by Localized Flooding, Solomon Islands, 2014
Published Date:May 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(5):875-879.
Increased Rotavirus Prevalence In Diarrheal Outbreak Precipitated By Localized Flooding, Solomon Islands, 2014
Western Pacific Ocean
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4861519
Description:Flooding on 1 of the Solomon Islands precipitated a nationwide epidemic of diarrhea that spread to regions unaffected by flooding and caused >6,000 cases and 27 deaths. Rotavirus was identified in 38% of case-patients tested in the city with the most flooding. Outbreak potential related to weather reinforces the need for global rotavirus vaccination.
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