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Ghebrehewet, Sam, MacPherson, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0329-9613 and Ho, Antonia (2016) 'Influenza'. British Medical Journal (BMJ), Vol 2016, Issue 355, i6258.

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Abstract

The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately one billion people are infected and up to 500 000 people die from influenza each year.1 The greatest burden of illness usually occurs among children, while the highest burden of severe disease (in terms of hospitalisation and death) occurs in those with underlying medical conditions, infants and young children, and elderly people.2 Current circulating influenza strains in humans include influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, influenza A(H3N2), and both influenza B viruses (B/Victoria and B/Yamagata).3 4 This article provides non-specialists with information on how to diagnose, manage, and prevent flu.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 115 Immunization
WC Communicable Diseases > Infection. Bacterial Infections > General Infection > WC 195 Infection. Cross infection. Laboratory infection
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Respiratory Tract Infections. Respirovirus Infections > WC 515 Human influenza
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6258
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2018 15:06
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/6794

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