Striking Decrease of Enteroviral Meningitis in Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Stoffel, Larissa; Agyeman, Philipp K. A.; Keitel, Kristina; Barbani, Maria Teresa; Duppenthaler, Andrea; Kopp, Matthias V.; Aebi, Christoph (2021). Striking Decrease of Enteroviral Meningitis in Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 8(6), ofab115. Oxford University Press 10.1093/ofid/ofab115

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We report the unprecedented complete absence of pediatric enteroviral meningitis in 2020 in the area of Bern, Switzerland. Presumably an unintended effect of coronavirus disease 2019 public health measures, this finding highlights the potential of community-wide nonpharmaceutical interventions for controlling the circulation of a major pediatric pathogen, which is mainly transmitted by the fecal-oral route.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > Infection Serology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Notfallzentrum für Kinder und Jugendliche
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine > Paediatric Infectiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Agyeman, Philipp Kwame Abayie; Keitel, Kristina; Barbani, Maria Teresa; Duppenthaler, Andrea; Kopp, Matthias Volkmar and Aebi, Christoph

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2328-8957

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christoph Aebi

Date Deposited:

29 Jul 2021 11:22

Last Modified:

01 Aug 2021 03:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/ofid/ofab115

PubMed ID:

34183977

Uncontrolled Keywords:

COVID-19 Enterovirus SARS-CoV-2 child epidemiology meningitis

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/157801

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/157801

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