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Heterogeneous and Dynamic Prevalence of Asymptomatic Influenza Virus Infections

Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Cox, Mitchell; Milinovich, Gabriel J; Magalhaes, Ricardo J Soares; Mackay, Ian M; Yakob, Laith


Influenza infection manifests in a wide spectrum of severity, including symptomless pathogen carriers. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 55 studies to elucidate the proportional representation of these asymptomatic infected persons. We observed extensive heterogeneity among these studies. The prevalence of asymptomatic carriage (total absence of symptoms) ranged from 5.2% to 35.5% and subclinical cases (illness that did not meet the criteria for acute respiratory or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Emerging infectious diseases
DOI: 10.3201/eid2206.151080
Access Rights: Open Access


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