Indications and Warning of Pandemic Influenza Compared to Seasonal Influenza

Description: 

If the next influenza pandemic emerges in Southeast Asia, the identification of early detection strategies in this region could enable public health officials to respond rapidly. Accurate, real-time influenza surveillance is therefore crucial. Novel approaches to the monitoring of infectious disease, especially respiratory disease, are increasingly under evaluation in an effort to avoid the cost- and timeintensive nature of active surveillance, as well as the processing time lag of traditional passive surveillance. In response to these issues, we have developed an indications and warning (I&W) taxonomy of pandemic influenza based on social disruption indicators reported in news media.

 

Objective

Our aim is to analyze news media for I&W of influenza to determine if the signals they create differ significantly between seasonal and pandemic influenza years.

Primary Topic Areas: 
Original Publication Year: 
2008
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2008

July 30, 2018

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Email: syndromic@cste.org

 

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