Epidemiology of seasonal influenza in the Middle East and North Africa regions, 2010‐2016: Circulating influenza A and B viruses and spatial timing of epidemics

@inproceedings{Caini2018EpidemiologyOS,
  title={Epidemiology of seasonal influenza in the Middle East and North Africa regions, 2010‐2016: Circulating influenza A and B viruses and spatial timing of epidemics},
  author={Saverio Caini and Clotilde El-Guerche S{\'e}blain and Meral Akçay Ciblak and John Paget},
  booktitle={Influenza and other respiratory viruses},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND There is a limited knowledge regarding the epidemiology of influenza in Middle East and North Africa. OBJECTIVES We described the patterns of influenza circulation and the timing of seasonal epidemics in countries of Middle East and North Africa. METHODS We used virological surveillance data for 2010-2016 from the WHO FluNet database. In each country, we calculated the median proportion of cases that were caused by each virus type and subtype; determined the timing and amplitude… CONTINUE READING
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