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Eur J Epidemiol. 2003;18(8):751-4.

Heterogeneous case definitions used for the surveillance of influenza in Europe.

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  • 1Respiratory Division, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Public Health Laboratory Service, London, United Kingdom. jaguilera@phls.org.uk

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.

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