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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008


Deaths from Norovirus among the Elderly, England and Wales

John P. HarrisComments to Author , W. John Edmunds, Richard Pebody, David W. Brown, and Ben A. Lopman
Author affiliations: Health Protection Agency, London, UK;

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Table 4

Recorded underlying causes of death in persons in whom viral infectious intestinal disease was a contributory factor

Underlying cause of death %
Infectious intestinal disease (viral) 40.2
Circulatory system disorder 32.8
Respiratory system disorder 9.0
Neoplasm 4.9
Digestive system disorder 2.5
Nervous system disorder 2.5
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic disorders 2.5
Infectious intestinal disease (bacterial) 1.6
Mental/behavioral disorder 1.6
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorder 1.6
Genitourinary system disorder 0.8

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