Seasonal Influenza Activity During the SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak in Japan

JAMA. 2020 May 19;323(19):1969-1971. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.6173.

Abstract

This study uses data from the National Institutes of Infectious Diseases Japan to compare weekly influenza activity in the 2019/2020 vs the 2014-2019 seasons given mitigation strategies taken in 2020 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Humans
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology*
  • Japan / epidemiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral
  • Population Surveillance
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Seasons
  • Young Adult