Estimating Influenza Disease Burden from Population-Based Surveillance Data in the United States

  title={Estimating Influenza Disease Burden from Population-Based Surveillance Data in the United States},
  author={Carrie Reed and Sandra Dos Santos Chaves and Pam Daily Kirley and Ruth Emerson and Deborah Aragon and Emily B. Hancock and Lisa Butler and Joan P Baumbach and Gary Hollick and Nancy M. Bennett and Matthew R. Laidler and Ann R. Thomas and Martin I Meltzer and Lyn Finelli},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Annual estimates of the influenza disease burden provide information to evaluate programs and allocate resources. We used a multiplier method with routine population-based surveillance data on influenza hospitalization in the United States to correct for under-reporting and estimate the burden of influenza for seasons after the 2009 pandemic. Five sites of the Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Network (FluSurv-NET) collected data on the frequency and sensitivity of influenza testing during… CONTINUE READING
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