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Differing clinical characteristics between influenza strains among young healthy adults in the tropics

Yap, Jonathan; Tan, Chi; Cook, Alex R; Loh, Jin; Tambyah, Paul A; Tan, Boon; Lee, Vernon J


BACKGROUND Influenza infections may result in different clinical presentations. This study aims to determine the clinical differences between circulating influenza strains in a young healthy adult population in the tropics. METHODS A febrile respiratory illness (FRI) (fever ≥ 37.5°C with cough and/or sore throat) surveillance program was started in 4 large military camps in Singapore on May 2009. Personnel with FRI who visited the camp clinics from 11 May 2009 to 25 June 2010 were recruited....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-01-20
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-12


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