Volume 14, Number 8—August 2008
CME ACTIVITY - Research
Systematic Literature Review of Role of Noroviruses in Sporadic Gastroenteritis
|Setting||Annual no. diarrhea-associated events*||Pooled proportion of episodes attributable to noroviruses, %||Total no. norovirus episodes||Annual incidence per 100,000 children†‡|
*Refer to Methods section of article.
†Industrialized countries’ incidence based on UNICEF 2003 population estimates of 54,425,000 children <5 y of age in developing countries (www.unicef.org/sowc05/english/Developingregional.html).
‡Developing countries’ incidence based on UNICEF 2003 population estimates of 552,742,000 children <5 y of age in industrialized (www.unicef.org/sowc05/english/Industrializedregional.html)
§Data from developing countries were sparse on fraction of norovirus-associated diarrhea episodes in the outpatient setting.