Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Online ISSN : 1884-2836
Print ISSN : 1344-6304
ISSN-L : 1344-6304
Respiratory syncytial virus outbreaks are predicted after the COVID-19 pandemic in Tokyo, Japan
Lina MadaniyaziXerxes SeposoChris Fook Sheng NgAurelio TobiasMichiko ToizumiHiroyuki MoriuchiLay-Myint YoshidaMasahiro Hashizume
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Article ID: JJID.2021.312

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Abstract

The nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) on COVID-19 can impact current and future dynamics of respiratory syncytial virus infections (RSV). In Tokyo, RSV activity declined by 97.9% (95%CI: 94.8% - 99.2%) during NPIs. A longer period of NPIs could expand susceptible populations, enhancing the potential for larger RSV outbreaks after NPIs ends.

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