Indications and Warning of Pandemic Influenza Compared to Seasonal Influenza


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.



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.

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December, 2008

July 30, 2018

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