March 23rd 2018
The following background information on Norovirus infection in South Korea was abstracted from Gideon and the Gideon e-book series. [1-3] A computer-generated parsing program of PubMeD and ProMED identifies 22,521 published Infectious Diseases outbreaks. 735 of these outbreaks specify Norovirus as the disease agent. South Korea accounts for 0.67% of all outbreaks, and for 1.5% of Norovirus outbreaks. Details of the individual events are summarized in table 1.
Further analysis of these sources identified 59,774 prevalence / seroprevalence surveys. 745 of these surveys examine the prevalence of viral agents associated with gastroenteritis. South Korea accounts for 18.6% of all Infectious Disease surveys, and 3.4% of surveys involving viral gastroenteritis. Details of surveys which examine Norovirus prevalence are summarized in table 2.
Primary references are available from the author.
- Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of South Korea, 2018. 418 pages, 108 graphs, 2,260 references. Gideon e-books, https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-south-korea/
- Berger SA. Gideon Guide to Outbreaks, 2018. 1,900 pages, 5,246 tables, 50,908 references. https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/outbreaks/
- Berger SA. Gideon Guide to Surveys, 2018. 4,028 pages, 10,229 tables, 53,802 references. https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/surveys/