Evaluation of case definitions for estimation of respiratory syncytial virus associated hospitalizations among children in a rural community of northern India

@inproceedings{Saha2015EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of case definitions for estimation of respiratory syncytial virus associated hospitalizations among children in a rural community of northern India},
  author={Siddhartha Saha and Bharti Gaur Pandey and Avinash Choudekar and Anand P. Krishnan and Susan I. Gerber and Sanjay Kumar Rai and Pratibha Singh and Mandeep Chadha and Renu B. Lal and Shobha Broor},
  booktitle={Journal of global health},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The burden estimation studies for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) have been based on varied case definitions, including case-definitions designed for influenza surveillance systems. We used all medical admissions among children aged 0-59 months to study the effect of case definitions on estimation of RSV-associated hospitalizations rates. METHODS The hospital-based daily surveillance enrolled children aged 0-59 months admitted with acute medical conditions from July 2009-December… CONTINUE READING
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