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Heterogeneous case definitions used for the surveillance of influenza in Europe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12974549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We reviewed the case definitions used by 21 influenza sentinel-based surveillance networks in Western Europe. Two clinical syndromes were used with a wide range of case definitions that nevertheless shared common criteria. Although there is currently no international consensus, efforts are being undertaken to standardise influenza case definitions in Europe.
J F Aguilera; W J Paget; A Mosnier; M L Heijnen; H Uphoff; J van der Velden; T Vega; J M Watson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of epidemiology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0393-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-16     Completed Date:  2003-10-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508062     Medline TA:  Eur J Epidemiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  751-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Respiratory Division, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Public Health Laboratory Service, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Techniques, Respiratory System / standards
Europe / epidemiology
Influenza, Human / classification,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Respiratory Tract Infections / diagnosis
Sentinel Surveillance*
Comment In:
Eur J Epidemiol. 2003;18(8):737-8   [PMID:  12974545 ]

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