Modification by Influenza on Health Effects of Air Pollution in Hong Kong

@inproceedings{Wong2009ModificationBI,
  title={Modification by Influenza on Health Effects of Air Pollution in Hong Kong},
  author={Chit Ming Wong and Lin Yang and Thuan Quoc Thach and Patsy Yuen Kwan Chau and King Pan Chan and G Neil Thomas and Tai Hing Lam and Tze-wai Wong and A. J. Hedley and Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Both influenza viruses and air pollutants have been well documented as major hazards to human health, but few epidemiologic studies have assessed effect modification of influenza on health effects of ambient air pollutants. OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess modifying effects of influenza on health effects of ambient air pollutants. METHODS We applied Poisson regression to daily numbers of hospitalizations and mortality to develop core models after adjustment for potential time… CONTINUE READING
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