Clinical characteristics of norovirus-associated deaths: a systematic literature review

Am J Infect Control. 2013 Jul;41(7):654-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.08.002. Epub 2012 Dec 21.

Abstract

Although deaths are often reported in the context of norovirus outbreaks, clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of the decedents prior to death are not well established. Through a literature review of published reports of deaths associated with norovirus infection, we identified and summarized 158 norovirus-associated deaths in 12 countries from 1988 to 2011.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Caliciviridae Infections / mortality*
  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control*
  • Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Gastroenteritis / mortality*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Norovirus / pathogenicity*
  • Survival Analysis