Purpose The impact of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on other pathogens is largely unknown. We aimed to compare the prevalence of vaccine-preventable invasive bacterial infections before and during the pandemic in Piedmont (Italy). Methods We defined the monthly incidence of S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae and N. meningitides-invasive diseases from January 2010 to June 2021. Then, we compared the mean monthly cases during the previous 5 years (2015-2019) and the monthly cases in 2020 or 2021. Results We found significant reductions for invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPDs) in adults and H. influenzae-invasive diseases in 2020 and 2021 in comparison to the previous years, but not for invasive meningococcal diseases and IPDs in children. Conclusions Further data are needed to confirm these findings and define possible post-pandemic evolutions in the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable invasive bacterial diseases.

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic control on vaccine-preventable invasive bacterial diseases in Piedmont (Italy)

Peradotto, Marco
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Bondi, A;Bottino, P;Zanotto, E;Cavallo, R
2022-01-01

Abstract

Purpose The impact of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on other pathogens is largely unknown. We aimed to compare the prevalence of vaccine-preventable invasive bacterial infections before and during the pandemic in Piedmont (Italy). Methods We defined the monthly incidence of S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae and N. meningitides-invasive diseases from January 2010 to June 2021. Then, we compared the mean monthly cases during the previous 5 years (2015-2019) and the monthly cases in 2020 or 2021. Results We found significant reductions for invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPDs) in adults and H. influenzae-invasive diseases in 2020 and 2021 in comparison to the previous years, but not for invasive meningococcal diseases and IPDs in children. Conclusions Further data are needed to confirm these findings and define possible post-pandemic evolutions in the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable invasive bacterial diseases.
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Bacterial-invasive infections; COVID-19 pandemic; Social distancing; Vaccine-preventable diseases; Adult; Bacteria; Child; Haemophilus influenzae; Humans; Incidence; Infant; Pandemics; SARS-CoV-2; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Bacterial Infections; COVID-19; Pneumococcal Infections; Vaccines
Peradotto, Marco; Bondi, A; Lombardi, D; Bottino, P; Zanotto, E; Barbui, A M; Cavallo, R
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