Excess hospital admissions for pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart failure during influenza seasons in Hong Kong

@article{Yap2004ExcessHA,
  title={Excess hospital admissions for pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart failure during influenza seasons in Hong Kong},
  author={Florence H. Y. Yap and Pak-Leung Ho and Kwok-fai Lam and Paul Kay-Sheung Chan and Yeung-Hung Cheng and J S Malik Peiris},
  journal={Journal of Medical Virology},
  year={2004},
  volume={73}
}
It is widely held that Southern China is a hypothetical influenza epicentre for the emergence of pandemic influenza viruses. However, influenza is perceived as a relatively unimportant infection in this part of the world compared with western countries. Hong Kong is situated within the hypothetical epicentre and serves as a sentinel post for the region. In a retrospective study, the influenza‐associated excess hospitalisations in a regional hospital for pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary… Expand
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