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Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Dec 15;49(12):1890-2. doi: 10.1086/648440.

Hospital admissions due to norovirus in adult and elderly patients in England.

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  • 1Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, England.


Norovirus generally causes a mild illness in the community. However, modeling routine hospital admission statistics, we estimate that approximately 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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