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Type Journal Article - Emerging infectious diseases
Title Increased rotavirus prevalence in diarrheal outbreak precipitated by localized flooding, Solomon Islands, 2014
Volume 22
Issue 5
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 875
URL http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/22/5/15-1743_article
Flooding on 1 of the Solomon Islands precipitated a nationwide epidemic of diarrhea that spread to regions unaffected by flooding and caused >6,000 cases and 27 deaths. Rotavirus was identified in 38% of case-patients tested in the city with the most flooding. Outbreak potential related to weather reinforces the need for global rotavirus vaccination.

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