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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 18, 2013

What Are Your Chances of Dying From a Norovirus Infection?

JAMA. 2013;310(11):1114. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.276928

Increasing norovirus outbreaks have grabbed headlines in recent years, but how much do we really know about the bug?

A recent article in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases noted that before 2008, only 1 report of the US norovirus burden had been published. But researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have analyzed and compiled data from subsequent reports to get a better idea of the toll norovirus takes on the US population.