Real-Time Epidemic Monitoring and Forecasting of H1N1-2009 Using Influenza-Like Illness from General Practice and Family Doctor Clinics in Singapore
BACKGROUND Reporting of influenza-like illness (ILI) from general practice/family doctor (GPFD) clinics is an accurate indicator of real-time epidemic activity and requires little effort to set up, making it suitable for developing countries currently experiencing the influenza A (H1N1-2009) pandemic or preparing for subsequent epidemic waves. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We established a network of GPFDs in Singapore. Participating GPFDs submitted returns via facsimile or e-mail on their...[Show more]
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