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Virus infections causing diarrhoea and vomiting 

Virus infections causing diarrhoea and vomiting
Virus infections causing diarrhoea and vomiting

Philip Dormitzer

and Ulrich Desselberger


July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.


Chapter thoroughly overhauled, with enhanced and updated discussion of vaccine developments against both rotavirus and norovirus.

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date: 27 September 2021

Acute gastroenteritis is frequently caused by rotaviruses, human caliciviruses (noroviruses, sapoviruses), astroviruses and enteric adenoviruses (group F): these cause much disease worldwide and considerable mortality, mainly in developing countries. Other viruses found in the human gastrointestinal tract are not regularly associated with diarrhoeal disease, except in patients who are immunosuppressed and in whom herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, and picobirnaviruses can cause diarrhoea, as can HIV itself....

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