Corona measures do not only slow down virus transmission. This year, fewer Norwegians have struggled with stomach problems.
Last summer, 1,800 people had been diagnosed with the intestinal infection bacterium campylobacteriosis. This year there are only 800, a reduction of 60 per cent.
“We reckon this is due to the comprehensive advice and requirements for social distancing and good hand hygiene that we have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Solveig Jore, epidemiologist and senior adviser at the National Institute of Public Health, to P4.
The decline is particularly related to travel restrictions. About 60 per cent of those who contract the intestinal infection bacterium are infected abroad.
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