Journal Article

Hospital Admissions Due to Norovirus in Adult and Elderly Patients

Thomas Haustein, John P. Harris, Richard Pebody and Ben A. Lopman

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 49, issue 12, pages 1890-1892
Published in print December 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/648440
Hospital Admissions Due to Norovirus in Adult and Elderly Patients

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Norovirus generally causes a mild illness in the community. However, modeling routine hospital admission statistics, we estimate that ∼3000 norovirus admissions to English hospitals occur per year, accounting for 0.3% and 0.1% of emergency admissions among elderly and adult patients, respectively, at times of peak activity. These admissions pose a risk for subsequent nosocomial infection outbreaks.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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