Research – Norovirus in Bottled Water Associated with Gastroenteritis Outbreak Spain 2016

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Norovirus in Bottled Water Associated with Gastroenteritis Outbreak, Spain, 2016

In April 2016, an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness (4,136 cases) occurred in Catalonia, Spain. We detected high levels of norovirus genotypes I and II in office water coolers associated with the outbreak. Infectious viral titer estimates were 33–49 genome copies/L for genotype I and 327–660 genome copies/L for genotype II.

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