Table 2.

Specimens obtained from SRSV-associated gastroenteritis outbreaks occurring in East Anglia, United Kingdom, at locations other than Southend

Location of outbreakDate 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 positiveNo. of specimens in study
Ipswich24/11/1996Hospital21 (50)1 (50)1
Basildon24/11/1996Hospital31 (33)3 (100)3
Chelmsford27/11/1996Hospital504 (80)1
Lowestoft12/12/1996Residential home41 (25)1 (25)1
Ipswich12/12/1996Hospital404 (100)1
Chelmsford13/12/1996Hospital201 (50)1
Herts & Essex18/1/1997Hospital42 (50)4 (100)3
Basildon18/1/1997Hospital202 (100)1
Chelmsford19/1/1997Hospital302 (67)1
Addenbrooke’s20/1/1997Hospital1025 (56)b 2
Chelmsford22/1/1997Hospital303 (100)2
Dulwich14/2/1997Hotel2206 (27)2
West Suffolk14/2/1997(a)Hospital81 (13)2 (25)2
West Suffolk14/2/1997(b)Hospital605 (83)2
Whipps Cross15/2/1997Residential home303 (100)1
Romford15/2/1997Hospital705 (71)1
West Suffolk17/2/1997Hospital302 (67)2
Total9185327
  • a When more than one outbreak occurred on the same date but at different locations within the same institution, the outbreaks are identified as (a) and (b).

  • b Only nine specimens in total were tested.