Predicting influenza infections during epidemics with use of a clinical case definition.

@article{Boivin2000PredictingII,
  title={Predicting influenza infections during epidemics with use of a clinical case definition.},
  author={Guy Boivin and I Trotter Hardy and Guy Tellier and Jean Maziade},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={1166-9}
}
Combined pharyngeal and nasal swab specimens were collected from 100 subjects who presented with a flu-like illness (fever >37.8 degrees C plus 2 of 4 symptoms: cough, myalgia, sore throat, and headache) of <72 hours' duration at 3 different clinics in the province of Quebec, Canada, during the 1998-1999 flu season. The rate of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection was 72% according to cell culture findings and 79% according to the results of multiplex reverse-transcription polymerase chain… CONTINUE READING
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