A Clinical Diagnostic Model for Predicting Influenza among Young Adult Military Personnel with Febrile Respiratory Illness in Singapore
Lee, Vernon J.; Yap, Jonathan; Cook, Alex R.; Tan, Chi Hsien; Loh, Jin-Phang; Koh, Wee-Hong; Lim, Elizabeth A. S.; Liaw, Jasper C. W.; Chew, Janet S. W.; Hossain, Iqbal; Chan, Ka Wei; Ting, Pei-Jun; Ng, Sock-Hoon; Gao, Qiuhan; Kelly, Paul M.; Chen, Mark I.; Tambyah, Paul A.; Tan, Boon Huan
INTRODUCTION Influenza infections present with wide-ranging clinical features. We aim to compare the differences in presentation between influenza and non-influenza cases among those with febrile respiratory illness (FRI) to determine predictors of influenza infection. METHODS Personnel with FRI (defined as fever ≥ 37.5 °C, with cough or sore throat) were recruited from the sentinel surveillance system in the Singapore military. Nasal washes were collected, and tested using the Resplex II and...[Show more]
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