Influenza Surveillance among Outpatients and Inpatients in Morocco, 1996–2009

  title={Influenza Surveillance among Outpatients and Inpatients in Morocco, 1996–2009},
  author={Amal Barakat and Hassan Ihazmad and Samira Benkaroum and Imad Cherkaoui and Abderahman Benmamoun and Mohammed Youbi and Rajae El Aouad},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Background There is limited information about the epidemiology of influenza in Africa. We describe the epidemiology and seasonality of influenza in Morocco from 1996 to 2009 with particular emphasis on the 2007–2008 and 2008–2009 influenza seasons. Successes and challenges of the enhanced surveillance system introduced in 2007 are also discussed. Methods Virologic sentinel surveillance for influenza virus was initiated in Morocco in 1996 using a network of private practitioners that collected… 

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