Primary care physician knowledge, attitudes, and diagnostic testing practices for norovirus and acute gastroenteritis.

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Summary of "Primary care physician knowledge, attitudes, and diagnostic testing practices for norovirus and acute gastroenteritis."

Norovirus is a leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) across the age spectrum; candidate vaccines are in clinical trials. While norovirus diagnostic testing is increasingly available, stool testing may not be performed routinely, which can hamper surveillance and burden of disease estimates. Additionally, lack of knowledge of the burden of disease may inhibit provider vaccine recommendations, which could affect coverage rates and ultimately the impact of the vaccine. Our objectives were to understand physicians' stool testing practices in outpatients with AGE, and physician knowledge of norovirus, in order to improve surveillance and prepare for vaccine introduction.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0227890


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