Norovirus: Mortality Underrated

german translation / full article

Norovirus associated deaths doubled in the US between 1999/2000 and 2006/2007. Mortality risk during outbreaks in nursing homes is more than 10 % higher.

Hall AJ et al. The Roles of clostridium difficile and norovirus among gastroenteritis-associated deaths in the United States, 1999–2007. Clin Infect Dis 2012; 55: 216–23

Trivedi TK et al.. Hospitalizations and mortality associated with norovirus outbreaks in nursing homes, 2009–2010. JAMA 2012; 308: 1668–75

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