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Volume 22, Number 5—May 2016

Increased Rotavirus Prevalence in Diarrheal Outbreak Precipitated by Localized Flooding, Solomon Islands, 2014

Forrest K. Jones, Albert I. Ko, Chris Becha, Cynthia Joshua, Jennie Musto, Sarah Thomas, Axelle Ronsse, Carl D. Kirkwood, Alison Sio, Audrey Aumua, and Eric J. NillesComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (F.K. Jones, A.I. Ko); Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Salvador, Brazil (A.I. Ko); Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Honiara, Solomon Islands (C. Becha, C. Joshua, A. Sio); World Health Organization, Honiara (C. Joshua, J. Musto, A. Aumua); World Health Organization, Suva, Fiji (J. Musto, A. Ronsse, E.J. Nilles); Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (S. Thomas, C.D. Kirkwood); La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (C.D. Kirkwood)

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Table 2

Rotavirus rapid diagnostic tests of fecal samples before and during diarrheal outbreak precipitated by localized flooding, Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 2013 and 2014*

Age group % Positive (no. positive/no. tested)
p value§
2013† 2014‡
<5 y 0 (0/12) 41.9 (18/43) 0.005
≥5 y 0 (0/31) 23.5 (4/17) 0.012
Unknown NA 100 (1/1) NA
Total 0 (0/43) 37.7 (23/61) <0.001

*Samples were collected and tested at the National Referral Hospital, Honiara; no rotavirus tests were conducted during the outbreak period in 2015. NA, not available.
†April 8–July 14, 2013 (14 weeks).
‡April 7–July 13, 2014 (14 weeks).
§By Fisher exact test.

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