Seasonal influenza activity in Hong Kong and its association with meteorological variations.

@article{Chan2009SeasonalIA,
  title={Seasonal influenza activity in Hong Kong and its association with meteorological variations.},
  author={Paul K S Chan and Henry Yu-Keung Mok and Tammy C. Lee and Ida M T Chu and Wai-yip Lam and Joseph J. Y. Sung},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={81 10},
  pages={1797-806}
}
Influenza seasons appear consistently in the temperate regions, but are more variable in tropical/subtropical regions. The determinant for such variation remains poorly understood. This study documented the activity of influenza over a 10-year period in Hong Kong; examining its association with changes in temperature and relative humidity. The two types of influenza exhibited different correlations with meteorological variations. Influenza A showed two seasonal peaks occurring respectively in… CONTINUE READING