Influenza and RSV make a modest contribution to invasive pneumococcal disease incidence in the UK

@inproceedings{Nicoli2013InfluenzaAR,
  title={Influenza and RSV make a modest contribution to invasive pneumococcal disease incidence in the UK},
  author={Emily J. Nicoli and Caroline L. Trotter and Katherine M.E. Turner and Caroline Colijn and Pauline A. Waight and Elizabeth Miller},
  booktitle={The Journal of infection},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVES The common seasonality of incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and viral respiratory infections has long been recognized, however, the extent to which this affects the association between the pathogens is unknown. We have analysed weekly surveillance data of IPD, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), using ambient temperature and hours of sunshine as measures of seasonality. METHODS Reported cases of influenza, IPD and RSV, were collected in England and Wales… CONTINUE READING
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