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},
PURPOSE The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed software (FluAid 2.0) to provide estimates of pandemic impact (deaths, hospitalizations, and outpatient visits). We wished to develop inputs for Alberta, Canada to use in place of program default values. We also wished to examine how FluAid output could be better contextualized for local users. METHODS We developed distributions for age and age-sex specific proportions of population in groups at high risk of influenza… Expand
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