Reducing the impact of influenza among travelers

Leggat, Peter A., and Leder, Karin (2010) Reducing the impact of influenza among travelers. Journal of Travel Medicine, 17 (6). pp. 363-366.

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Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 5% to 15% of the population is affected by the spread of annual seasonal influenza viruses, with children experiencing the highest attack rates of 20% to 30%.1 Seasonal influenza results in between 250,000 and 500,000 deaths per year. In industrialized countries, most deaths occur in people aged 65 years and above, although much less is known about the impact of influenza in developing countries. Superimposed upon seasonal influenza has been a number of novel influenza viruses, including most recently a highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) and pandemic (H1N1) 2009.

Item ID: 16383
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1708-8305
Date Deposited: 07 May 2011 05:25
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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