BMC Pediatr 2021 04 22;21(1):195. Epub 2021 Apr 22.
Department of Neurology, The Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, National Clinical Research Center for Child Health, National Children's Regional Medical Center, 3333 Binsheng road, Zhejiang Province, 310052, Hangzhou, PR China.
Background: To investigate the impact of protective measures and isolation on respiratory tract infections in children during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Methods: We extracted data on outpatient visits and respiratory infection visits, and tests of respiratory viruses (adenovirus (ADV), influenza A (FluA), influenza B (FluB) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)) from electronic healthcare records in Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine during the COVID-19 outbreak (January-April, 2020), compared with those in 2018 and 2019 during the same periods.
Results: We found that outpatient visits in January, 2020 was comparable with those in 2018 and 2019, but decreased by 59. Read More