Surveillance of influenza-like illness in France. The example of the 1995/1996 epidemic.

@article{Carrat1998SurveillanceOI,
  title={Surveillance of influenza-like illness in France. The example of the 1995/1996 epidemic.},
  author={Fabrice Carrat and Antoine Flahault and Eric Boussard and Neus Bonet Farran and Laure Dangoumau and Alain-Jacques Valleron},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={1998},
  volume={52 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          32S-38S
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To discover if continuous computerised collection of morbidity data through a medical practice based sentinel network can be used to monitor influenza-like illness (ILI) epidemics. To obtain rough estimates of influenza vaccine effectiveness. DESIGN Continuous passive surveillance of ILI through a computerised network of voluntary sentinel general practitioners (SGPs) in France (Sentinelle system). SETTING Five hundred SGPs practices. PARTICIPANTS Since 1984, SGPs updated… CONTINUE READING

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