Acute respiratory infection and influenza-like illness viral etiologies in Brazilian adults.

@article{Bellei2008AcuteRI,
  title={Acute respiratory infection and influenza-like illness viral etiologies in Brazilian adults.},
  author={Nancy Cristina Junqueira Bellei and Emerson Carraro and Ana Helena Sitta Perosa and Aripuana Sakurada Aranha Watanabe and Eurico Arruda and Celso Fransisco Hernandes Granato},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2008},
  volume={80 10},
  pages={1824-7}
}
Influenza-like illness (ILI) definitions have been used worldwide for influenza surveillance. These different case definitions can vary with regard to sensitivity and predictive values for laboratory confirmed influenza. The literature has indicated the inclusion of other viruses may be the cause of these variable results. The objective of the study was to evaluate ILI national sentinel criteria and viral etiologies in adults diagnosed with acute respiratory infection (ARI) and/or ILI from 2001… CONTINUE READING
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