publication . Article . 2009

Viral causes of Influenza-Like Illness: Insights from a study during the winters 2004-2007

Puzelli, Simona; Valdarchi, Catia; Ciotti, Marco; Dorrucci, Maria; Farchi, Francesca; Babakir-Mina, Muhammed; Perno, Carlo Federico; Donatelli, Isabella; Rezza, Giovanni; for the Italian ARI Study Group;
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  • Published: 04 Nov 2009
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
Limited information is available on the viral etiology of influenza-like illness in southern European countries, and it is still a matter of debate whether certain symptoms can be used to distinguish among the specific viruses that cause influenza-like illness. The main objective of the present study was to identify the demographic and clinical predictors of influenza-like illness due to specific viral agents. The study, which was observational in design, was conducted in Rome and Naples, Italy. Cases of influenza-like illness were defined as individuals with fever >37.5 degrees C and at least one systemic and one respiratory symptom, recruited during the winter...
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free text keywords: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Virology, Throat, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Abdominal pain, medicine.symptom, Influenza-like illness, Viral disease, Joint pain, Virus, business.industry, business, Etiology, Immunology, Virology, Adenovirus infection, medicine.disease
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