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Norovirus diarrhoeal disease in infants and children

Alison M Kesson, Nicola Benwell and Elizabeth J Elliott
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (2): 108-109.
Published online: 18 January 2010

To the Editor: Norovirus, previously known as the Norwalk agent, is a recognised cause of acute diarrhoeal illness in all age groups, but its significance in hospitalised children is poorly described. Noroviruses cause infection worldwide and year-round, with a distinct increase in disease occurrence in colder months.1

  • Alison M Kesson1,2
  • Nicola Benwell2
  • Elizabeth J Elliott1,2

  • 1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: elizabe2@chw.edu.au

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