International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

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Risk Factors for Norovirus, Sapporo-like Virus, and Group A Rotavirus Gastroenteritis.

This study identified risk factors, modes of transmission, and opportunities for prevention for gastroenteritis attributable to norovirus, Sapporo-like virus (SLV), and rotavirus. The main risk factor for viral gastroenteritis was contact with other persons with gastroenteritis, supporting the hypothesis that these viruses are mainly transmitted from person to person. However, for NV gastroenteritis, foodborne transmission seems to play an important role. Hygienic food-handling procedures can therefore further prevent the infection spreading from one person to another. Emerg Infect Dis 2003;9:1563-1570.