TABLE 1.

Incidence of astrovirus (compared to that of rotavirus and Norwalk-like virus) in children with gastroenteritis in Alice Springs Hospital (1995 to 1998)

YrTotal no. of stool samples testedNo. (%) of astrovirus-positive samplesNo. (%) of rotavirus-positive samplesNo. (%) of Norwalk-like virus-positive samples
199523510 (4.3)79 (33.6)3 (1.3)
19961858 (4.3)69 (37.3)5 (2.7)
19971713 (1.8)51 (29.8)1 (0.6)
199818312 (6.6)68 (37.2)3 (1.6)