Table 1.

Specimens obtained from SRSV-associated gastroenteritis outbreaks occurring in Southend, United Kingdom

Date of onset of outbreak (day/mo/yr)aCommunity location of outbreakNo. of specimens in outbreakNo. (%) of specimens EM positiveNo. (%) of specimens Ni-E3 RT-PCR positive/total no. of specimens tested (%)No. of specimens in study
26/11/1996Hospital101 (10)3/10 (30)4
2/12/1996(a)Hospital231 (4)2/16 (13)1
2/12/1996(b)Hospital151 (7)5/15 (33)2
3/12/1996(a)Hospital101 (10)5/9 (56)3
3/12/1996(b)Hospital1706/16 (38)2
10/12/1996Hospital81 (13)1/8 (13)1
12/12/1996Hospital51 (20)2/4 (50)1
20/1/1997Hospital703/7 (43)1
5/2/1997Hospital705/7 (71)2
20/2/1997Hospital81 (13)4/8 (50)4
21/3/1997Hospital604/6 (67)1
19/4/1997Residential home10NT7/10 (70)1
14/5/1997Hospital2NT2/2 (100)1
Total12874924
  • a When more than one outbreak occurred on the same date but at different locations within the same institution, outbreaks are identified as (a) and (b).

  • b NT, specimens were not tested.