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Estimation of type- and subtype-specific influenza vaccine effectiveness in Victoria, Australia using a test negative case control method, 2007-2008

Fielding, James E; Grant, Kristina A; Papadakis, Georgina; Kelly, Heath A


Background Antigenic variation of influenza virus necessitates annual reformulation of seasonal influenza vaccines, which contain two type A strains (H1N1 and H3N2) and one type B strain. We used a test negative case control design to estimate influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) against influenza by type and subtype over two consecutive seasons in Victoria, Australia. Methods Patients presenting with influenza-like illness to general practitioners (GPs) in a sentinel surveillance network...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-06-14
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases 11 (2011): 170
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-170


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