Noroviruses as a cause of traveler's diarrhea among students from the United States visiting Mexico

Gwang Pyo Ko, Coralith Garcia, Zhi Dong Jiang, Pablo C. Okhuysen, Jaime Belkind-Gerson, Roger I. Glass, Herbert L. DuPont

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Abstract

Stool specimens from 124 international travelers with acute diarrhea were tested for the presence of enteropathogens. Noroviruses (NoVs) were the second most commonly identified enteric pathogen in diarrheal stool samples (21/124, 17%), exceeded only by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (50/106, 47%). This study indicates that NoV is an underappreciated cause of traveler's diarrhea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6126-6129
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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Ko, G. P., Garcia, C., Jiang, Z. D., Okhuysen, P. C., Belkind-Gerson, J., Glass, R. I., & DuPont, H. L. (2005). Noroviruses as a cause of traveler's diarrhea among students from the United States visiting Mexico. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43(12), 6126-6129. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.43.12.6126-6129.2005