1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
FIGURE 3.44 Monthly rotavirus infections over a multiyear period. Seasonal fluctuations are clear, with the cooler months shaded in blue. Upper panel shows hospitalizations for gastroenteritis in Melbourne, Australia. The lower panel shows hospitalizations in a children's hospital in Washington, D. C. Note the anolmalous pattern for Melbourne in 1983, a year in which there was a severe drought. [Data from Barnes et al. (1998) and Brandt et al. (1983).]
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