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Surveillance for outbreaks of influenza-like illness in the institutionalized elderly

Rosewell, Alexander; Chiu, C; Lindley, Richard; Dwyer, Dominic E; Moffatt, C R M; Shineberg, C; Clarke, E.; Booy, Robert; MacIntyre, C Raina

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Respiratory outbreaks are common in aged-care facilities (ACFs), are both underreported and frequently identified late, and are often associated with considerable burden of illness and death. There is emerging evidence that active surveillance coupled with early and systematic intervention can reduce this burden. Active surveillance for influenza-like illness and rapid diagnosis of influenza were established in 16 ACFs in Sydney, Australia, prior to the winter of 2006. A point-of-care influenza...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66158
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268809991440

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