新冠肺炎全球大流行之際,一些公衛介入措施,例如:戴口罩、勤洗手,均可減低新冠肺炎病毒的傳播,也可能會導致其他傳染病的傳播降低;Dr. Ueda的研究團隊針對2019與2020年流感疫情和過去五年流感疫情進行比較,研究結果發現2020年感染流感人數低於過去五年感染流感的人數,然而也有可能是因新冠肺炎病疫情,造成臨床醫師沒有特別針對流感病毒篩檢,而造成2020年感染流感人數降低。

(財團法人國家衛生研究院 蔡慧如博士整理)

Since the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak began, measures for avoiding disease transmission have been widely promoted in Japan, such as use of masks and handwashing, remote work, and cancellation of large events. If effective, these measures may also reduce the spread of other infectious diseases, such as seasonal influenza. We compared the weekly influenza activity in the 2019/2020 season vs 5 previous seasons.

Author:Haruka Sakamoto,Masahiro Ishikane,Peter Ueda,et al. 
原文連結:https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2764657