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The validity of emergency department influenza-like-illness (ILI) for laboratory-confirmed influenza in children


Syndromic surveillance systems use electronic health-related data to support near-real time disease surveillance. Over the last 10 years, the use of ILI syndromes defined from emergency department (ED) data has become an increasingly accepted strategy for public health influenza surveillance at the local and national levels. However, various ILI definitions exist and few studies have used patient-level data to describe validity for influenza specifically.


Estimate and compare the accuracy of various ILI syndromes for detecting lab-confirmed influenza in children.

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