Heterogeneous case definitions used for the surveillance of influenza in Europe

Jean Fraņois Aguilera, W. J. Paget, A. Mosnier, M. L. Heijnen, H. Uphoff, J. Van der Velden, T. Vega, John Watson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-754
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Case definition
  • Influenza
  • Surveillance

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