Pandemic influenza planning: using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control FluAid Software for small area estimation in the Canadian context.

  title={Pandemic influenza planning: using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control FluAid Software for small area estimation in the Canadian context.},
  author={Donald Peter Schopflocher and Margaret L. Russell and Lawrence W. Svenson and Thu-Ha Nguyen and Irene Mazurenko},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={14 1},

Effects of interventions on the demand for hospital services in an influenza pandemic: a sensitivity analysis.

A sensitivity analysis with the freely available simulation tool InfluSim finds that the peak number of outpatient visits of influenza patients would still be manageable by the current number of active physicians with praxis in Switzerland, but the demand of hospital beds would be only sustainable in the case of a good compliance of the combined interventions.

The potential impact of the next influenza pandemic on a national primary care medical workforce

Preparedness planning for future influenza pandemics must consider the impact on this medical workforce and incorporate strategies to minimise this impact, including infection control measures, well-designed protocols, and improved health sector surge capacity.

Computer Aided Infectious Disease Epidemiology - Bridging to Public Healt

The junctions of mathematical and computer modeling of infectious disease epidemics, the basis of such research and the communication of results are explored, and the epidemiology of sexual networks is explored, rendering the Swedish population an ideal isotope for sexually transmitted pathogens.

Influenza-attributable deaths, Canada 1990–1999

Throughout the 1990s there were on average just under 4000 deaths attributable to influenza annually, varying from no detectable excess mortality for the 1990/1991 influenza season, to 6000–8000 influenza-attributable deaths for the more severe influenza seasons of 1997/1998 and 1998/1999.

The evolving use of administrative health data for quantifying burden of illness

The aim of this thesis is to demonstrate how the use of administrative health data (AHD) has evolved over time to be a valuable resource for quantifying disease burden and to inform policy, resource allocation, and practice.

Estimates of the impact of a future influenza pandemic in China

This data indicates that the next influenza pandemic will create a surge in demand for health resources in China, with its current population of >1·3 billion persons and under‐developed medical care and public health system.



The economic impact of pandemic influenza in the United States: priorities for intervention.

The possible effects of the next influenza pandemic in the United States and the economic impact of vaccine-based interventions are estimated and a net savings to society is projected if persons in all age groups are vaccinated.

Emerging Infections: Pandemic Influenza

This challenge provides an opportunity to develop, test, and have in place a strategy for control of interpandemic influenza before the next pandemic.

The impact of influenza epidemics on mortality: introducing a severity index.

The influenza epidemic severity index was useful for categorizing severity and provided improved seasonal estimates of the total number of influenza-related deaths.

Interpandemic influenza in the Houston area, 1974-76.

Observations support the concept of rapid dissemination of influenza among schoolchildren and suggest that control of epidemic influenza might be facilitated by prophylaxis for that age group and other accessible, healthy populations.

Influenzavirus infections in Seattle families, 1975-1979. I. Study design, methods and the occurrence of infections by time and age.

Intensive surveillance of Seattle, Washington, families with school-age children for influenzavirus infections during 1975-1979 encompassed 639 family- and 2732 person-seasons of observation,

The Perception and Communication of Risk: A Guide for the Local Health Agency

  • T. Sly
  • Medicine
    Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
  • 2000
The public’s construction and perception of risk is reviewed, and the changing popular view of the health agency with respect to trust and credibility is examined.

Statement on influenza vaccination for the 2002-2003 season.

  • P. Orr
  • Medicine
    Canada communicable disease report = Releve des maladies transmissibles au Canada
  • 2000