We investigated the impact of social distancing measures, used to contain or mitigate SARS-CoV-2 spread, on the transmission of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Italy. To this end, the temporal correlation between the implementation of lockdown measures in 2020 and IMD incidence was evaluated. A dramatic decline of IMD incidence was observed, suggesting that the measures applied to contain SARS-CoV-2 in Italy affected other infectious diseases transmitted through direct contact and droplets, at least in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Did social distancing measures deployed for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 control have an impact on invasive meningococcal disease? / Stefanelli, P.; Fazio, C.; Vacca, P.; Neri, A.; Ambrosio, L.; Rezza, G.. - In: PATHOGENS AND GLOBAL HEALTH. - ISSN 2047-7724. - 116:4(2022), pp. 263-265. [10.1080/20477724.2021.1995657]

Did social distancing measures deployed for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 control have an impact on invasive meningococcal disease?

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2022-01-01

Abstract

We investigated the impact of social distancing measures, used to contain or mitigate SARS-CoV-2 spread, on the transmission of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Italy. To this end, the temporal correlation between the implementation of lockdown measures in 2020 and IMD incidence was evaluated. A dramatic decline of IMD incidence was observed, suggesting that the measures applied to contain SARS-CoV-2 in Italy affected other infectious diseases transmitted through direct contact and droplets, at least in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2022
control measures
invasive meningococcal disease
Lockdown
SARS-CoV-2
social distancing
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