Norovirus Infections Drop 49% in the United States with Strict COVID-19 Public Health Interventions
Keywords:Coronavirus, Norovirus, Public Health
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.