Gastrointestinal Pathogen Trends

Many respiratory pathogens are seasonal, making their appearance at roughly the same time every year. That’s why late fall through spring has become known as flu season (or, more accurately, respiratory season). When it comes to gastrointestinal pathogens, however, the patterns are not so clear-cut. Some GI bugs seem to be affected by the season—but many do not.

BIOFIRE® Syndromic Trends (Trend) illustrates the difficulty of pinpointing one yearly “gastrointestinal season.”