Epidemiological and virological characteristics of seasonal influenza in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization, 2011–2015

WHO WPR Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System, (2017) Epidemiological and virological characteristics of seasonal influenza in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization, 2011–2015. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 8 (1). pp. 40-49.

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Abstract

Seasonal influenza is an acute viral infection that causes annual epidemics. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the global disease burden of seasonal influenza is approximately one billion cases annually resulting in up to 500 000 deaths. (1) Epidemics are well defined as seasonal in northern and southern temperate climates with annual epidemics occurring in late winter or early spring. (2) In contrast, seasonal patterns in tropical and subtropical regions are less clear and tend to show more consistent levels of transmission year-round.

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2094-7313
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Paul Horwood is members of the WHO Western Pacific Region Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System consortium. All members are listed in the Acknowledgements section of the article.

Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2021 23:30
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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