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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Viral Gastroenteritis.
Author Blacklow, N. R. ; Cukor, G. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Univ. Medical School, Worcester.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/D-84/219;
Stock Number PB84-243781
Additional Subjects Gastritis ; Enteritis ; Viruses ; Gastrointestinal diseases ; Epidemiology ; Microorganisms ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-243781 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 69p
Two virus types have been clearly shown to have epidemiologic importance in viral gastroenteritis, i.e., rotavirus and Norwalk virus. Four other virus types have been associated with gastroenteritis but their epidemiologic importance is not yet known, i.e., enteric adenovirus, calicivirus, astrovirus and a group of small round viruses that are indistinct morphologically and are Norwalk-like. In addition, there are a few other unculturable viruses found in human stools that are suspected of causing gastrointestinal illness, i.e., enteric coronavirus-like viruses and other small round viruses such as mini-rotavirus and mini-reovirus. This report reviews the current information on the biological characteristics, clinical features, epidemiology and other aspects of these viral agents.