Monitoring telehealth vomiting calls as a potential public health early warning system for seasonal norovirus activity in Ontario, Canada.



Hughes, SL, Morbey, RA, Elliot, AJ ORCID: 0000-0002-6414-3065, McEwen, SA, Greer, AL, Young, I and Papadopoulos, A
(2019) Monitoring telehealth vomiting calls as a potential public health early warning system for seasonal norovirus activity in Ontario, Canada. Epidemiology and infection, 147. e112 - e112.

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Abstract

Norovirus is a predominant cause of infectious gastroenteritis in countries worldwide [1-5]. It accounts for approximately 50% of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and >90% of viral gastroenteritis outbreaks [6, 7]. The incubation period ranges between 10 and 48 h and illness duration is generally 1-3 days with self-limiting symptoms; however, this duration is often longer (e.g. 4-6 days) in vulnerable populations such as hospital patients or young children [2, 8]. Symptomatic infection of norovirus presents as acute vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and nausea, with severe vomiting and diarrhoea (non-bloody) being most common [2, 5, 9].

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 10:53
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 05:11
DOI: 10.1017/s0950268818003357
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268818003357
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3043334