Invasive bacterial infections following influenza: a time‐series analysis in Montréal, Canada, 1996–2008

  title={Invasive bacterial infections following influenza: a time‐series analysis in Montr{\'e}al, Canada, 1996–2008},
  author={Robert Allard and Michel Couillard and Pierre A. Pilon and Mike Kafka and Lisa Bedard},
  booktitle={Influenza and other respiratory viruses},
BACKGROUND Shared seasonal patterns, such as between influenza and some respiratory bacterial infections, can create associations between phenomena not causally related. OBJECTIVES To estimate the association of influenza with subsequent bacterial infections after full adjustment for confounding by seasonal and long-term trends. METHODS Time series of weekly counts of notified cases of invasive infections with Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae and… CONTINUE READING
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