Rotavirus infection in Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit

  • Hilda G. Hernández-Orozco
  • Guadalupe L. Aparicio-Santiago
  • Esperanza Lucas-Reséndiz
  • José Luis Castañeda-Narváez
  • Carlos López-Candiani
  • Virginia Díaz-Jiménez
  • Aurora Rosas-Ruiz
  • Ma. del Carmen Sandoval-Medina
  • Patricia Arzate-Barbosa
  • Wendy Domínguez-Viveros
  • Patrik Eliana Sarmiento-Wilches


Rotavirus acute gastroenteritis, continues to be one of the most common cause of morbidity in children younger than 2 years of age. However, it is not often to report outbreaks in neonatal intensive care units. The aim of this paper was to describe the epidemiological investigation of a Rotavirus outbreak, the viral transmission between infants and the control measures taken.
Materials and Methods: An outbrake study was performed in a neonatal intermediate care unit due to the presence of Rotavirus gastroenteritis cases.
Results: We identified 3 rotavirus gastroenteritis cases confirmed by direct antigen detection, the source could not be identified.
Discussion: We considered a transmission mechanism of propagated source because infected people excreted large number of viral particles and cause widespread environmental contamination. Conclusion: Quickly case identification and implemented implemen- tation of control measures prevent new cases and limits the spread of the outbreak.

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Hernández-Orozco, H. G., Aparicio-Santiago, G. L., Lucas-Reséndiz, E., Castañeda-Narváez, J. L., López-Candiani, C., Díaz-Jiménez, V., Rosas-Ruiz, A., Sandoval-Medina, M. del C., Arzate-Barbosa, P., Domínguez-Viveros, W., & Sarmiento-Wilches, P. E. (2014). Rotavirus infection in Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit. Acta Pediátrica De México, 35(5), 365-372.
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