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CONTEXT Influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cause substantial morbidity and mortality. Statistical methods used to estimate deaths in the United States attributable to influenza have notExpand
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The annual impact of seasonal influenza in the US: measuring disease burden and costs.
BACKGROUND Despite preventive efforts, influenza epidemics are responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality every year in the United States (US). Vaccination strategies to reduce diseaseExpand
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Influenza-associated hospitalizations in the United States.
CONTEXT Respiratory viral infections are responsible for a large number of hospitalizations in the United States each year. OBJECTIVE To estimate annual influenza-associated hospitalizations in theExpand
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Chronic multisymptom illness affecting Air Force veterans of the Gulf War.
CONTEXT Gulf War (GW) veterans report nonspecific symptoms significantly more often than their nondeployed peers. However, no specific disorder has been identified, and the etiologic basis andExpand
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Detection of Antibody to Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus in Human Serum by Using a Combination of Serologic Assays
ABSTRACT From May to December 1997, 18 cases of mild to severe respiratory illness caused by avian influenza A (H5N1) viruses were identified in Hong Kong. The emergence of an avian virus in theExpand
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Effectiveness and cost-benefit of influenza vaccination of healthy working adults: A randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Although the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of influenza vaccination are well established for persons aged 65 years or older, the benefits for healthy adults younger than 65 years areExpand
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The Burden of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Seniors: Results of a Population-Based Study
Abstract Background. Pneumonia is recognized as a leading cause of morbidity in seniors. However, the overall burden of this disease—and, in particular, the contribution of ambulatory cases to thatExpand
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Hospitalizations associated with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus in the United States, 1993-2008.
BACKGROUND Age-specific comparisons of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) hospitalization rates can inform prevention efforts, including vaccine development plans. Previous US studiesExpand
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Influenza and the rates of hospitalization for respiratory disease among infants and young children.
BACKGROUND Young children may be at increased risk for serious complications from influenzavirus infection. However, in population-based studies it has been difficult to separate the effects ofExpand
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