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Real-Time Epidemic Monitoring and Forecasting of H1N1-2009 Using Influenza-Like Illness from General Practice and Family Doctor Clinics in Singapore

Ong, Jimmy Boon Som; Chen, Mark I-Cheng; Cook, Alex R.; Lee, Huey Chyi; Lee, Vernon J.; Lin, Raymond Tzer Pin; Tambyah, Paul Ananth; Goh, Lee Gan

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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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Date published: 2010-04-14
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16861
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010036

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