Mortality attributable to 9 common infections: significant effect of influenza A, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza B, norovirus, and parainfluenza in elderly persons.

@article{Asten2012MortalityAT,
  title={Mortality attributable to 9 common infections: significant effect of influenza A, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza B, norovirus, and parainfluenza in elderly persons.},
  author={Liselotte C van Asten and Cees van den Wijngaard and Wilfrid van Pelt and Jan van de Kassteele and Adam Meijer and Wim van der Hoek and Mirjam Kretzschmar and Marion Koopmans},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={206 5},
  pages={628-39}
}
BACKGROUND Because there may be substantial hidden mortality caused by common seasonal pathogens, we estimated the number of deaths in elderly persons attributable to viruses and bacteria for which robust weekly laboratory surveillance data were available. METHODS On weekly time series (1999-2007) we used regression models to associate total death counts in individuals aged 65-74, 75-84, and ≥85 years (a population of 2.5 million) with pathogen circulation-influenza A (season-specific… CONTINUE READING
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