Norovirus Infections Drop 49% in the United States with Strict COVID-19 Public Health Interventions

Robert P. Lennon, Christopher Griffin, Erin L. Miller, Huamei Dong, David Rabago, Aleksandra E. Zgierska

Abstract


Norovirus is a substantial burden on the U.S. We compared norovirus outbreaks before and during COVID-19. There were fewer norovirus outbreaks during COVID-19 compared to a similar time period in 2019 (326 versus 638, P<0.001).

Conclusion. COVID-19 public health interventions may be considered to decrease the burden of norovirus. This demonstrates the ability of more restrictive interventions to decrease other outbreaks of known or emerging viruses.


Keywords


Coronavirus; Norovirus; Public Health

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5644/ama2006-124.317

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