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Influenza-Like Illness Sentinel Surveillance in Peru

V. Alberto Laguna-Torres; Jorge Gomez; Victor Ocaña; Patricia V. Aguilar; Tatiana Saldarriaga; Edward Chavez; Juan Perez; Hernan Zamalloa; Brett M. Forshey; Irmia Paz; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2009
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory illnesses and influenza-like illnesses (ILI) are a significant source of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite the public health importance, little is known about the etiology of these acute respiratory illnesses in many regions of South America. In 2006, the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the US Naval Medical Research Center Detachment (NMRCD) initiated a collaboration to characterize the viral agents associated with ILI and to describe the clinical and epidemiological presentation of the affected population. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Patients with ILI (fever > or =38 degrees C and cough or sore throat) were evalu...
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free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Research Article, Virology/Emerging Viral Diseases, Infectious Diseases/Viral Infections, Public Health and Epidemiology/Infectious Diseases, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Science, lcsh:Q, Outbreak, Influenza-like illness, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Influenza vaccine, Respiratory virus, Medicine, business.industry, business, Orthomyxoviridae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Influenza A virus, medicine.disease_cause, Epidemiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Immunology, Internal medicine
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