Decrease in Enteroviral Meningitis: An Unexpected Benefit of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mitigation?

Kami D. Kies, Amber S. Thomas, Matthew J. Binnicker, Kelli L. Bashynski, Robin Patel

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Abstract

Enteroviral meningitis is seasonal, typically exhibiting a rise in prevalence in late summer/early fall. Based on clinical microbiology laboratory testing data of cerebrospinal fluid, the expected August/September/October peak in enteroviral meningitis did not occur in 2020, possibly related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mitigation strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E2807-E2809
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume73
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • enterovirus
  • meningitis
  • PCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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