Gastroenteritis outbreak caused by norovirus associated with the children’s club of a hotel located in Majorca, Spain


  • A. Doménech-Sánchez

    1.  Saniconsult Ibérica SL, Palma de Mallorca
    2.  Área de Microbiología and Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud (IUNICS), Universidad de las Islas Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Corresponding author: A. Doménech-Sánchez, Saniconsult Ibérica SL, Can Foradí 37, bajos. Son Cladera Nou., E 07009 Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Clin Microbiol Infect 2011; 17: 949–951


A possible gastroenteritis outbreak in a hotel located in northern Majorca was reported on June 2009. The subsequent investigation revealed a total of 14 cases with onset of symptoms from 18 June to 26 June. Symptoms affected mainly the children, their parents and the staff related to the children’s club; a vomiting episode was described at the beginning of the outbreak. Genotype 2 norovirus was detected in stool samples, demonstrating its role as the aetiological agent. The special hygienic measures implemented allowed the outbreak to be controlled.