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Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2017 Dec 1;41(4):E337-E347.

Influenza epidemiology in patients admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2016: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN).

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1
Alfred Health; Monash University.
2
University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital.
3
University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital.
4
Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne.
5
Monash Medical Centre; Monash University.
6
Australian National University, The Canberra Hospital.
7
Children's Hospital at Westmead.
8
Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute.
9
University of Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital.
10
Royal Hobart Hospital.
11
University Hospital Geelong.
12
University of Newcastle, John Hunter Hospital.
13
Cairns Base Hospital.
14
Princess Alexandra Hospital, University of Queensland.
15
Mater Hospitals.
16
Alice Springs Hospital.
17
ACT Government Health Directorate; Australian National University Medical School.

Abstract

During the period 1 April to 30 October 2016 (the 2016 influenza season), 1,952 patients were admitted with confirmed influenza to one of 17 FluCAN sentinel hospitals. Of these, 46% were elderly (e65 years), 18% were children (<16 years), 5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 3% were pregnant and 76% had chronic co-morbidities.

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29864387
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