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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31738866

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The Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN) is a sentinel hospital-based surveillance program that operates at sites in all jurisdictions in Australia. This report summarises the epidemiology of hospitalisations with laboratory-confirmed influenza during the 2018 influenza season. In this observational surveillance system, cases were defined as patients admitted to any of the 17 sentinel hospitals with influenza confirmed by nucleic acid detection. Data were also collected on a frequency-matched control group of influenza-negative patients admitted with acute respiratory infection. During the period 3 April to 31 October 2018 (the 2018 influenza season), 769 patients were admitted with confirmed influenza to one of 17 FluCAN sentinel hospitals. Of these, 30% were elderly (≥65 years), 28% were children (<16 years), 6.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2.2% were pregnant and 66% had chronic comorbidities. A small proportion of FluCAN admissions were due to influenza B (13%). Estimated vaccine coverage was 77% in the elderly (≥65 years), 45% in non-elderly adults with medical comorbidities and 26% in children (<16 years) with medical comorbidities. The estimated vaccine effectiveness (VE) in the target population was 52% (95% CI: 37%, 63%). There were a smaller number of hospital admissions detected with confirmed influenza in this national observational surveillance system in 2018 than in 2017, with the demographic profile reflecting the change in circulating subtype from A/H3N2 to A/H1N1.


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Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/imunologia , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/imunologia , Vacinas contra Influenza/imunologia , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Cobertura Vacinal , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Relatórios Anuais como Assunto , Austrália/epidemiologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Hospitalização , Hospitais , Humanos , Influenza Humana/prevenção & controle , Influenza Humana/virologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gravidez , Vigilância de Evento Sentinela , Adulto Jovem
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Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi ; 42(10): 750-754, 2019 Oct 12.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31594108

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Objective: To analyzed the clinical characteristics and prognosis of patients with H7N9 avian influenza. Methods: The baseline characteristics, clinical manifestations, treatments, laboratory and imaging findings were collected and analyzed for 20 patients with H7N9 avian influenza admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University from December 2016 to March 2017. According to the final clinical outcome, the patients were divided into the death group and the survival group. Ten patients in the death group died, and 10 patients in the survival group were discharged. The data with normal distribution were analyzed by t test. The data with non-normal distribution were analyzed by Wilcoxon rank sum test. Results: Of the 20 patients, 13 were males and 7 were females, aging 40-82 years, with a mean age of (60±12) years. Twelve patients had a definite history of poultry exposure and 10 had chronic underlying diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. The clinical manifestations were mainly fever, cough, hemoptysis, respiratory distress, fatigue, etc. In the survival group, the platelet count was(167-315)×10(9)/L, while it was (78-152)×10(9)/L in the death group. The average white blood cell count was (7.78-11.52)×10(9)/L and (9.91-15.93)×10(9)/L in the survival and death groups respectively. The average value of lymphocyte count was (0.69-1.59)×10(9)/L and (0.58-0.86)×10(9)/L in the survival and death groups respectively. In the death group the glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (ALT) value was (14.0-352.0) U/L, the total bilirubin value was (6.9-34.5) µmol/L, the creatine kinase MB (CK-MB) was (16.0-162.0) U/L, the serum calcium value was (1.4-2.0) mmol/L, the C-reactive protein value was (33.1-414.0) mg/L, and the calcium reduction prime value was (0.6-100.0) µg/L. In the survival group,the ALT value was (25.0-181.0) U/L, the total bilirubin value was (4.8-25.9) µmol/L, the CK-MB value was (15.0-40.0) U/L, the serum calcium value was (1.9-2.4) mmol/L, the C-reaction protein value was (12.8-52.5) mg/L, and the procalcitonin value was (0.3-23.3) µg/L. Sixteen cases suffered severe pneumonia. Twelve patients received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and 4 survived. The cause of death was mainly related to factors such as age, chronic underlying diseases and severity of illness. Conclusions: Human infection with H7N9 avian influenza virus was highly pathogenic, and prone to progress into severe pneumonia, with a high mortality. Decreased platelet count was associated with mortality (t=4.07, P=0.001), predictive of patient outcome.


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Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Subtipo H7N9 do Vírus da Influenza A/isolamento & purificação , Influenza Humana/diagnóstico , Influenza Humana/tratamento farmacológico , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/etiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Aves , China/epidemiologia , Tosse/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiologia , Exposição Ambiental , Feminino , Febre/etiologia , Humanos , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Influenza Aviária , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Influenza Humana/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pneumonia/epidemiologia , Pneumonia/etiologia , Pneumonia/virologia , Prognóstico , Resultado do Tratamento
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 68(40): 880-884, 2019 Oct 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31600182

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During May 19-September 28, 2019,* low levels of influenza activity were reported in the United States, with cocirculation of influenza A and influenza B viruses. In the Southern Hemisphere seasonal influenza viruses circulated widely, with influenza A(H3) predominating in many regions; however, influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and influenza B viruses were predominant in some countries. In late September, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended components for the 2020 Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccine and included an update to the A(H3N2) and B/Victoria-lineage components. Annual influenza vaccination is the best means for preventing influenza illness and its complications, and vaccination before influenza activity increases is optimal. Health care providers should recommend vaccination for all persons aged ≥6 months who do not have contraindications to vaccination (1).


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Saúde Global/estatística & dados numéricos , Vacinas contra Influenza/química , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Vigilância da População , Farmacorresistência Viral , Humanos , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/efeitos dos fármacos , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/genética , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/isolamento & purificação , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/efeitos dos fármacos , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/genética , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/isolamento & purificação , Vírus da Influenza B/efeitos dos fármacos , Vírus da Influenza B/genética , Vírus da Influenza B/isolamento & purificação , Influenza Humana/virologia , Estações do Ano , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 68(40): 885-892, 2019 Oct 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31600186

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INTRODUCTION: Vaccinating pregnant women with influenza vaccine and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) can reduce influenza and pertussis risk for themselves and their infants. METHODS: Surveillance data were analyzed to ascertain influenza-associated hospitalization among pregnant women and infant hospitalization and death associated with influenza and pertussis. An Internet panel survey was conducted during March 27-April 8, 2019, among women aged 18-49 years who reported being pregnant any time since August 1, 2018. Influenza vaccination before or during pregnancy was assessed among respondents with known influenza vaccination status who were pregnant any time during October 2018-January 2019 (2,097). Tdap receipt during pregnancy was assessed among respondents with known Tdap status who reported a live birth by their survey date (817). RESULTS: From 2010-11 to 2017-18, pregnant women accounted for 24%-34% of influenza-associated hospitalizations per season among females aged 15-44 years. From 2010 to 2017, a total of 3,928 pertussis-related hospitalizations were reported among infants aged <2 months (annual range = 262-743). Maternal influenza and Tdap vaccination coverage rates reported as of April 2019 were 53.7% and 54.9%, respectively. Among women whose health care providers offered vaccination or provided referrals, 65.7% received influenza vaccine and 70.5% received Tdap. The most commonly reported reasons for nonvaccination were believing the vaccine is not effective (influenza; 17.6%) and not knowing that vaccination is needed during each pregnancy (Tdap; 37.9%), followed by safety concerns for the infant (influenza =15.9%; Tdap = 17.1%). CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE: Many pregnant women do not receive the vaccines recommended to protect themselves and their infants, even when vaccination is offered. CDC and provider organizations' resources are available to help providers convey strong, specific recommendations for influenza and Tdap vaccination that are responsive to pregnant women's concerns.


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Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Influenza Humana/prevenção & controle , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/epidemiologia , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/prevenção & controle , Coqueluche/epidemiologia , Coqueluche/prevenção & controle , Adolescente , Adulto , Vacinas contra Difteria, Tétano e Coqueluche Acelular/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Vacinas contra Influenza/administração & dosagem , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gravidez , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Vacinação/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto Jovem
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Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 53(10): 982-986, 2019 Oct 06.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31607042

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Objective: To analyze epidemiological characteristics of influenza-like illness outbreaks in mainland China during 2017-2018 surveillance season, and to provide scientific evidence for developing influenza prevention and control strategies. Methods: We collected the data on reported influenza outbreaks in 2017-2018 surveillance season from China Influenza Surveillance Information System and China Public Health Emergency Management Information System and analyzed the data of laboratory-confirmed influenza-like illness outbreaks by descriptive epidemiological methods. Results: During the surveillance season, a total of 2 398 influenza-like illness outbreaks (with 10 or more incidences in an outbreak) in mainland China were reported, involving 87 084 patients, of which 2 323 were influenza outbreaks, involving 85 531 patients. The reported influenza-like illness outbreaks occurred most frequently from November 2017 to January 2018 in both the southern and northern regions and the highest peaks were in December 2017. During the period 1 850 influenza-like illness outbreaks (77.15%) were reported in the southern region, and 548 influenza-like illness outbreaks (22.85%) were reported in the northern region. The most of the outbreaks occurred in primary, secondary schools and nursery care schools, with a total of 2 210 reports (92.16%). And the majority of the outbreaks involved 10-29 incident cases. The dominant isolated virus strains for the outbreaks were influenza B (1 505 outbreaks, 62.76% of all the outbreaks). Conclusion: Seasonality of influenza outbreaks were observed in mainland China during 2017-2018 surveillance season and the reported influenza outbreaks were most frequently occurred in autumn-winter season and in southern China. Primary, secondary schools and nursery care schools are high-risk places for outbreaks, and the dominant isolated virus strains for the outbreaks were influenza B.


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Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , China/epidemiologia , Surtos de Doenças , Humanos , Vigilância da População , Estações do Ano
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Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 53(10): 987-992, 2019 Oct 06.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31607043

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Objective: To analyze the occurrence features of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines (InfV) used in China, 2015-2018 influenza season. Methods: InfV (including concurrent administered with other vaccines) AEFI data were collected through the Chinese national AEFI information system during 2015.9.1-2018.8.31 (excluding Chinese Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan data). The vaccine lot release data were collected from National Institutes for Food and Drug Control published database. Time periods of three influenza season were 2015.9.1-2016.8.31, 2016.9.1-2017.8.31, 2017.9.1-2018.8.31. The vaccines used and included in this analysis were trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3)-Split, IIV3-Split (Children) and IIV-subnit. The incidence of AEFI were calculated (per 100 000 release doses), and epidemiological characteristic were analyzed using descriptive methodology. Results: A total of 8 464 InfV AEFIs were collected in 2015-2018 influenza season from National AEFI Information System, in which 5 646 were IIV3-split, with the rate of 10.64/100 000 release doses, 2 818 were IIV3-split (Children), with the rate of 9.355/100 000 release doses. The most common symptom was fever (axillary temperature ≥37.1 ℃) within vaccine reactions, with a number of 6 207 cases. In which, there were 3 554 cases with fever (axillary temperature ≥38.6 ℃) and the estimated reporting rate was 4.274/100 000 release doses. In all rare vaccine reactions, the most common diagnosis was anaphylactic rash(442, 0.531/100 000 release doses) and angioedema (70, 0.084/100 000 release doses). Even the rates of serious rare vaccine reactions were low, febrile Convulsion (27, 0.032/100 000 release doses) and Henoch-Schönlein Purpura(HSP) (21, 0.025/100 000 release doses) were relatively common in serious rare vaccine reactions during the study period. Conclusion: The estimated rate of rare vaccine reactions related toInfV was relatively low. In all vaccine reactions, fever was the most common symptoms. The most common diagnosis of non-serious rare vaccine reaction were anaphylactic rash and angioedema. The incidence of serious rare vaccine reactions was low.


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Vacinas contra Influenza/efeitos adversos , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Criança , China/epidemiologia , Humanos , Imunização , Estações do Ano
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Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 53(10): 1007-1011, 2019 Oct 06.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31607046

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Objective: We planned to evaluate the effectiveness of moving epidemic method (MEM) in calculating influenza epidemic threshold of 7 climatic zones in China mainland. Methods: The positive rate of influenza virus was obtained from the National Influenza Surveillance Network System from 2010/2011 to 2017/2018. We divided the 31 provinces into 7 climatic zones according to previous literatures and applied MEM to calculate the influenza epidemic threshold of 2018/2019 influenza season for these climatic zones. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value were calculated to evaluate the effectiveness of MEM. Results: Pre-epidemic threshold (the positive rate of influenza virus) varied from 9.66% (temperate zone) to 16.36% (subtropical zone) for 2018/2019 influenza season. The gap between pre-epidemic and post-epidemic thresholds was less than 5% except for plateau zone. The sensitivity was 86.16% (95CI:66.81%-98.23%), the specificity was 94.92% (95CI: 91.13%-98.41%), the positive predictive value was 89.87% (95%CI: 84.39%-94.38%), the negative predictive value was 92.96% (95%CI: 84.46%-99.17%). Conclusion: Overall, moving epidemic Method performs well in calculating influenza epidemic threshold in China, much better than the previous study.


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Epidemias , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Orthomyxoviridae , China/epidemiologia , Clima , Humanos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 53(10): 1012-1017, 2019 Oct 06.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31607047

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Objective: Using three models too estimate excess mortality associated with influenza of Shanxi Province during 2013-2017. Methods: Mortality data and influenza surveillance data of 11 cities of Shanxi Province from the 2013-2014 through 2016-2017 were used to estimate influenza-associated all cause deaths, circulatory and respiratory deaths and respiratory deaths. Three models were used: (i) Serfling regression, (ii)Poisson regression, (iii)General line model. Results: The total reported death cases of all cause were 157 733, annual death cases of all cause were 39 433, among these cases, male cases 93 831 (59.50%), cases above 65 years old 123 931 (78.57%). Annual influenza-associated excess mortality, for all causes, circulatory and respiratory deaths, respiratory deaths were 8.62 deaths per 100 000, 6.33 deaths per 100 000 and 0.68 deaths per 100 000 estimated by Serfling model, respectively; and 21.30 deaths per 100 000, 16.89 deaths per 100 000 and 2.14 deaths per 100 000 estimated by General line model, respectively; and 21.76 deaths per 100 000, 17.03 deaths per 100 000 and 2.05 deaths per 100 000, estimated by Poisson model, respectively. Influenza-related excess mortality was higher in people over 75 years old; influenza-associated excess mortalityfor all causes, circulatory and respiratory deaths, respiratory deaths were 259.67 deaths per 100 000, 229.90 deaths per 100 000 and 32.63 deaths per 100 000, estimated by GLM model, respectively; and 269.49 deaths per 100 000, 233.69 deaths per 100 000 and 31.27 deaths per 100 000, estimated by Poisson model,respectively. Conclusion: Excess mortality associated with influenza mainly caused by A (H3N2), Influenza caused the most associated death amongold people.


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Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , China/epidemiologia , Cidades , Humanos , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2 , Mortalidade/tendências
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Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 53(10): 1018-1021, 2019 Oct 06.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31607048

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Objective: To evaluate the current status and related factors of influenza vaccination among health care workers (HCWs) in tertiary hospitals of Xining city after the implementation of the free influenza vaccination policy. Methods: In August 2018, the cluster sampling method was used to select four medical institutions in Xining that had previously conducted investigations and interventions. All HCWs(excluding logistic staff) in each medical institution were included in the study. A total of 3 260 valid respondents were included. Questionnaires were used to collect the demographic characteristics, influenza and influenza vaccination awareness, implementation of free policy in the influenza epidemic season from 2017 to 2018, influenza vaccination status, awareness of influenza vaccination schedule and free policy. The multivariate logistic regression model was used to analyze related factors of influenza vaccination. Results: The age of respondents was (31.41±5.00) years. The influenza vaccination rate was 6.80% (226/3 260) in 2017-2018 influenza epidemic season. After controlling for related factors, the awareness of the influenza vaccination schedule (OR=17.05, 95%CI: 5.86-49.59), vaccination frequency (OR=8.22, 95%CI: 2.98-22.61) and the free policy (OR=3.15, 95%CI: 1.49-6.67) had higher vaccination rate. Conclusion: The influenza vaccination rate of HCWs in tertiary hospitals of Xining city was low. Increasing the awareness of the vaccination schedule, frequency and free policy may promote the influenza vaccination rate of HCWs.


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Pessoal de Saúde , Vacinas contra Influenza , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Atitude do Pessoal de Saúde , China , Cidades , Humanos , Estações do Ano , Inquéritos e Questionários , Centros de Atenção Terciária , Vacinação
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Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 53(10): 1043-1048, 2019 Oct 06.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31607053

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Objectives: To understand the status of studies about influenza economic burden in mainland China and summarize their major results. Methods: The words of influenza, flu, cost, economic, burden, effectiveness, benefit, utility, China, and Chinese, were used as search keywords. Journal papers published during 2000-2018 were searched from Chinese electronic databases (CNKI and Wanfang) and English electronic databases (PubMed, Web of science, EconLit and Cochrane Library). The language of literature was restricted to Chinese and English. A total of 23 effective documents were included, and the descriptive characteristics, research indexes and methods included in the literature were analyzed. The monetary unit used in this review is Chinese Yuan (CNY). Results: The 23 study sites were mainly in the relatively developed and populous regions. The total cost per capita of laboratory-confirmed influenza,of all age-group was reported in 6 literatures, and only 4 literatures reported it in out-patients (range: 768.0-999.9 CNY), Only one study reported this indicator in inpatients (9 832.0 CNY). One literature reported the total cost per capita of influenza-like illness,, which was 205.1 CNY. And one literature reported that the direct medical cost of inpatients per capita in children under 5 years of age was 6 072.0 CNY while two literature reported this index for the elderly over 60 years of age, ranging from 14 250.0 to 19 349.1 CNY. Four articles reported the economic burden of influenza in urban and rural areas, one of which showed that the related expenses of urban influenza inpatients accounted for 31% of the average annual income, while which for the rural flow was 113%. Conclusion: The average economic burden of lab-confirmed influenza case is higher than that of influenza-like illness, and there are differences in outpatient indirect expenses and inpatients direct medical expenses. The direct medical burden for the hospitalized 60-years-and-beyond influenza case group is heavier thar other age group. By region, the influenza associated individual economic burden in rural area is higher than that of urban area..


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Efeitos Psicossociais da Doença , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Idoso , Criança , Pré-Escolar , China/epidemiologia , Humanos , Renda , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , População Rural
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Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 53(10): 1056-1059, 2019 Oct 06.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31607055

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We analyzed the influenza surveillance data of Children's Hospital of Suzhou University from 2016 to 2018 and estimated the hospitalization burden of children under 5 years old due to influenza infection in Suzhou. The results showed that the influenza virus positive rate of 1 451 severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) cases in Children's Hospital of Suzhou University was 13.6% (95%CI: 11.8%-15.3%; 197 cases), among which the influenza pandemic intensity in 2017-2018 was relatively high, and A/H1N1 was the main pandemic virus. It was estimated that the hospitalization rate of influenza-related SARI in children under 5 years old in Suzhou was 6.9‰ (95%CI: 6.6‰-7.2‰), among which the hospitalization rate of children aged<6 months was higher, up to 11.4‰ (95%CI: 9.9‰-12.8‰).


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Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Infecções Respiratórias/epidemiologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , China/epidemiologia , Hospitalização , Humanos , Lactente , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1
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Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 53(10): 1066-1070, 2019 Oct 06.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31607058

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Influenza is an acute respiratory infection that seriously harms the world and public health. Because influenza viruses are prone to mutations and difficult to predict, the World Health Organization has been promoting global continuous strengthening of influenza surveillance to monitor the level of influenza activity and epidemic trends in real time. Establishing baselines and thresholds for influenza epidemic helps to gauge the start and severity of influenza seasons. At present, there are various methods for calculating baseline and threshold, such as annual median value, percentile approach, moving epidemic method, and control chart method. This paper will summarize the methods of establishing influenza baseline or threshold at home and abroad, and hope to provide reference for the establishment of baseline or threshold of influenza in China.


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Epidemias , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , China/epidemiologia , Humanos , Estações do Ano , Organização Mundial da Saúde
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BMC Infect Dis ; 19(1): 762, 2019 Sep 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31477028

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BACKGROUND: Avian influenza A (H5N6) virus poses a great threat to the human health since it is capable to cross the species barrier and infect humans. Although human infections are believed to largely originate from poultry contaminations, the transmissibility is unclear and only limited information was available on poultry environment contaminations, especially in Fujian Province. METHODS: A total of 4901 environmental samples were collected and tested for Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) from six cities in Fujian Province through the Fujian Influenza Surveillance System from 2013 to 2017. Two patient-related samples were taken from Fujian's first confirmed H5N6 human case and his backyard chicken feces in 2017. Chi-square test or Fisher's exact probability test was used to compare the AIV and the viral subtype positive rates among samples from different Surveillance cities, surveillance sites, sample types, and seasons. Phylogenetic tree analysis and molecular analysis were conducted to track the viral transmission route of the human infection and to map out the evolutions of H5N6 in Fujian. RESULTS: The overall positive rate of the H5 subtype AIVs was 4.24% (208/4903). There were distinctive differences (p < 0.05) in the positive rates in samples from different cities, sample sites, sample types and seasons. The viruses from the patient and his backyard chicken feces shared high homologies (99.9-100%) in all the eight gene segments. Phylogenetic trees also showed that these two H5N6 viruses were closely related to each other, and were classified into the same genetic clade 2.3.4.4 with another six H5N6 isolates from the environmental samples. The patient's H5N6 virus carried genes from H6N6, H5N8 and H5N6 viruses originated from different areas. The R294K or N294S substitution was not detected in the neuraminidase (NA). The S31 N substitution in the matrix2 (M2) gene was detected but only in one strain from the environmental samples. CONCLUSIONS: The H5 subtype of AIVs has started circulating in the poultry environments in Fujian Province. The patient's viral strain originated from the chicken feces in his backyard. Genetic reassortment in H5N6 viruses in Fujian Province was indicated. The H5N6 viruses currently circulating in Fujian Province were still commonly sensitive to Oseltamivir and Zanamivir, but the resistance against Amantadine has emerged.


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Vírus da Influenza A/isolamento & purificação , Influenza Aviária/virologia , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Influenza Humana/virologia , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/virologia , Aves Domésticas/virologia , Animais , Embrião de Galinha , Galinhas/virologia , China/epidemiologia , Patos/virologia , Meio Ambiente , Microbiologia Ambiental , Genes Virais , Abrigo para Animais/normas , Humanos , Vírus da Influenza A/genética , Influenza Aviária/diagnóstico , Influenza Aviária/epidemiologia , Tipagem Molecular , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/diagnóstico , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/epidemiologia , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/transmissão , Filogenia , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/diagnóstico , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/epidemiologia , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/virologia , Fatores de Risco
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BMC Infect Dis ; 19(1): 770, 2019 Sep 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31481020

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BACKGROUND: We sought to assess reporting in China's Pneumonia of Unknown Etiology (PUE) passive surveillance system for emerging respiratory infections and to identify ways to improve the PUE surveillance system's detection of respiratory infections of public health significance. METHODS: From February 29-May 29, 2016, we actively identified and enrolled patients in two hospitals with acute respiratory infections (ARI) that met all PUE case criteria. We reviewed medical records for documented exposure history associated with respiratory infectious diseases, collected throat samples that were tested for seasonal and avian influenza, and interviewed clinicians regarding reasons for reporting or not reporting PUE cases. We described and analyzed the proportion of PUE cases reported and clinician awareness of and practices related to the PUE system. RESULTS: Of 2619 ARI admissions in two hospitals, 335(13%) met the PUE case definition; none were reported. Of 311 specimens tested, 18(6%) were seasonal influenza virus-positive; none were avian influenza-positive. < 10% PUE case medical records documented whether or not there were exposures to animals or others with respiratory illness. Most commonly cited reasons for not reporting cases were no awareness of the PUE system (76%) and not understanding the case definition (53%). CONCLUSIONS: Most clinicians have limited awareness of and are not reporting to the PUE system. Exposures related to respiratory infections are rarely documented in medical records. Increasing clinicians' awareness of the PUE system and including relevant exposure items in standard medical records may increase reporting.


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Notificação de Doenças , Necessidades e Demandas de Serviços de Saúde , Pneumonia/epidemiologia , Pneumonia/etiologia , Vigilância da População , Adulto , China/epidemiologia , Doenças Transmissíveis Emergentes/diagnóstico , Doenças Transmissíveis Emergentes/epidemiologia , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Notificação de Doenças/métodos , Notificação de Doenças/normas , Feminino , Necessidades e Demandas de Serviços de Saúde/organização & administração , Necessidades e Demandas de Serviços de Saúde/normas , Hospitalização , Humanos , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Masculino , Notificação de Abuso , Testes Obrigatórios/normas , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Projetos Piloto , Pneumonia/diagnóstico , Vigilância da População/métodos , Padrões de Prática Médica/organização & administração , Padrões de Prática Médica/normas , Avaliação de Programas e Projetos de Saúde , Infecções Respiratórias/diagnóstico , Infecções Respiratórias/epidemiologia , Infecções Respiratórias/etiologia , Engajamento no Trabalho
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Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi ; 40(8): 904-910, 2019 Aug 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31484252

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Objective: To analyze the etiologic and epidemiological characteristics of adult acute respiratory infections in Shanghai during 2015-2017. Methods: Data was collected from outpatients with acute respiratory infections who visited the Fever Clinics in three hospitals of different levels in three administrative regions of Shanghai, from 2015 to 2017. Basic information and nasopharyngeal swabs were collected from cases in line with the inclusion criteria. Multiplex RT-PCR and bacterial cultures were performed to detect the respiratory pathogens. Results: A total of 806 individuals were enrolled from 2015 to 2017. Respiratory pathogens were identified in 73.45% (592/806) of the cases, with the virus detection rate as 66.75% (538/806). It was found that the major respiratory pathogens for virus detection were influenza A in 326 (40.45%), influenza B in 116 (14.39%), rhinovirus/enterovirus in 39 (4.84%) of the cases. The overall detection rate of bacteria was 16.13% (130/806), including Klebsiella pneumoniae in 90 (11.17%) cases, Staphylococcus Aureus in 46 (5.71%) cases. Other kind of bacteria were not detected in our study. The detection rates on Mycoplasma pneumoniae was 5.33% (43/806) and on Chlamydia pneumonia was 0.37% (3/806). Co-infection with multiple pathogens was detected in 18.61% (150/806) of the cases, including 135 with double infection (accounting for 90.00%), 14 with triple infection and 1 with quadruple infection (accounted for 9.33% and 0.67%, respectively). Among the 150 cases with co-infections, the main identified pathogens were influenza A, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Pathogens of acute respiratory infections that identified among the outpatients from the Fever Clinics at different time, region or population, the characteristics were different (P<0.001). Conclusions: In 2015-2017, outpatients with acute respiratory infections in Shanghai were mainly caused by influenza virus or other viruses, however dynamically with its composition, time, region and characteristics of the population. It is necessary to strengthen and combine related medical and preventive services and to develop the appropriate strategies regarding clinical diagnosis and treatment.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Infecções Bacterianas/diagnóstico , Influenza Humana/diagnóstico , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Multiplex/métodos , Nasofaringe , Infecções Respiratórias/epidemiologia , Infecções Respiratórias/etiologia , Viroses/diagnóstico , Vírus/isolamento & purificação , Doença Aguda , Adulto , Bactérias/genética , Infecções Bacterianas/epidemiologia , Infecções Bacterianas/microbiologia , China/epidemiologia , Coinfecção/diagnóstico , Enterovirus/genética , Enterovirus/isolamento & purificação , Monitoramento Epidemiológico , Humanos , Incidência , Vírus da Influenza A/genética , Vírus da Influenza A/isolamento & purificação , Vírus da Influenza B/genética , Vírus da Influenza B/isolamento & purificação , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Influenza Humana/virologia , Klebsiella pneumoniae/genética , Klebsiella pneumoniae/isolamento & purificação , Mycoplasma pneumoniae , Nasofaringe/microbiologia , Nasofaringe/virologia , Vigilância da População , Infecções Respiratórias/diagnóstico , Rhinovirus/genética , Rhinovirus/isolamento & purificação , Staphylococcus aureus/genética , Staphylococcus aureus/isolamento & purificação , Viroses/epidemiologia , Viroses/virologia , Vírus/genética
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Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi ; 40(8): 911-916, 2019 Aug 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31484253

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Objective: To understand the epidemiological and pathogenic characteristics of hospitalized severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) in Shanghai, China. Methods: From 2015 to 2017, one Tertiary hospital and one Secondary hospital were chosen as the surveillance sites. Two respiratory tract specimens per case were collected from SARI cases aged 15 years and older. One specimen was tested for 22 respiratory pathogens by RT-PCR, and the other specimen was cultured for 6 respiratory bacteria. Results: A total of 287 SARI cases were enrolled for sampling and lab testing. 70.73% of the cases were aged 60 years and older, with 41.46% (119/287) were positive for at least one pathogen. Influenza virus was the predominant pathogen, accounting for 17.77% (51/287) of all SARI cases. Human rhinovirus/Enterovirus and Coronavirus were both accounting for 7.32% (21/287), followed by Mycoplasma pneumoniae (5.57%, 16/287). The positive rates of parainfluenza virus, bocavirus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumo virus were all less than 5%. Bacterial strains were identified in seven SARI cases, including Klebsiella pneumoniae (3 strains), Staphylococcus aureus (2 strains), Streptococcus pneumoniae (1 strain) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (1 strain). Two or Three pathogens were co-detected from 40 cases, accounting for 33.61% of 119 positive cases. The most common co-detected pathogens were influenza virus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae (10 cases). Influenza cases peaked in winter-spring and summer. Mycoplasma pneumoniae peaked in winter-spring season and overlapped with influenza. The positive rates of pathogens were not significantly different between different age groups. Conclusions: Various respiratory pathogens can be detected from SARI cases aged 15 years and older. Influenza virus was the predominant pathogen and the co-detection of influenza virus with Mycoplasma pneumoniae the most common one.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Infecções Bacterianas/diagnóstico , Influenza Humana/diagnóstico , Pacientes Internados/estatística & dados numéricos , Mycoplasma pneumoniae/isolamento & purificação , Infecções Respiratórias , Viroses/diagnóstico , Vírus/isolamento & purificação , Doença Aguda , Adolescente , Bactérias/genética , Infecções Bacterianas/epidemiologia , Infecções Bacterianas/microbiologia , China/epidemiologia , Coinfecção/epidemiologia , Hospitalização , Humanos , Lactente , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Influenza Humana/virologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Viroses/epidemiologia , Viroses/virologia , Vírus/genética
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31522661

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The Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN) is a sentinel-hospital-based surveillance program that operates at sites in all jurisdictions in Australia. This report summarises the epidemiology of hospitalisations with laboratory-confirmed influenza during the 2017 influenza season. In this observational surveillance system, cases were defined as patients admitted to any of the 17 sentinel hospitals with influenza confirmed by nucleic acid detection. Data are also collected on a frequency-matched control group of influenza-negative patients admitted with acute respiratory infection. During the period 3 April to 31 October 2017 (the 2017 influenza season), 4,359 patients were admitted with confirmed influenza to one of 17 FluCAN sentinel hospitals. Of these, 52% were elderly (≥65 years), 14% were children (<16 years), 6.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 1.6% were pregnant and 78% had chronic comorbidities. A significant proportion were due to influenza B (31%). Estimated vaccine coverage was 72% in the elderly (≥65 years), 50% in non-elderly adults with medical comorbidities and 24% in children (<16 years) with medical comorbidities. The estimated vaccine effectiveness (VE) in the target population was 23% (95% CI: 7%, 36%). There were a large number of hospital admissions detected with confirmed influenza in this national observational surveillance system in 2017, with case numbers more than twice that reported in 2016.


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Vírus da Influenza B/imunologia , Vacinas contra Influenza/imunologia , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Austrália/epidemiologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Comorbidade , Feminino , Hospitalização , Hospitais , Humanos , Vírus da Influenza B/classificação , Vírus da Influenza B/genética , Influenza Humana/etnologia , Influenza Humana/virologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Grupo com Ancestrais Oceânicos , Gravidez , Vigilância de Evento Sentinela , Vacinação , Adulto Jovem
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Internist (Berl) ; 60(11): 1127-1135, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31478058

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BACKGROUND: The influenza virus (IV)-associated mortality and morbidity remains high in Europe. OBJECTIVE: This article gives an overview of the pathogenesis, diagnostics and treatment optimization strategies according to the currently existing guidelines and clinical trials. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Literature search and analysis of national and international guidelines for the epidemiology, diagnostics, treatment and prevention of IV infections. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Although the incidence of IV infections remains underrecognized, it is the leading infectious disease-associated cause of mortality and morbidity in Europe. Viruses are mainly transmitted by aerosol inhalation and can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms, ranging from mild signs of a cold to severe respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. The clinical diagnosis should be verified through a PCR-based test in patients with indications for treatment. Neuraminidase inhibitors are currently the treatment of choice for IV infections. Seasonal influenza vaccination is an efficient preventive method. It is therefore imperative to improve vaccination rates in Germany, which have been continuously declining since the pandemic of 2009/2010.


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Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Vacinas contra Influenza/administração & dosagem , Influenza Humana/tratamento farmacológico , Influenza Humana/prevenção & controle , Neuraminidase/uso terapêutico , Europa (Continente)/epidemiologia , Humanos , Influenza Humana/diagnóstico , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Morbidade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto
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BMC Infect Dis ; 19(1): 825, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31533638

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BACKGROUND: Detecting avian influenza virus has become an important public health strategy for controlling the emerging infectious disease. METHODS: The HIS (hospital information system) modified influenza surveillance system (ISS) and a newly built pneumonia surveillance system (PSS) were used to monitor the influenza viruses in Changsha City, China. The ISS was used to monitor outpatients in two sentinel hospitals and to detect mild influenza and avian influenza cases, and PSS was used to monitor inpatients in 49 hospitals and to detect severe and death influenza cases. RESULTS: From 2005 to 2016, there were 3,551,917 outpatients monitored by the ISS system, among whom 126,076 were influenza-like illness (ILI) cases, with the ILI proportion (ILI%) of 3.55%. After the HIS was used, the reported incident cases of ILI and ILI% were increased significantly. From March, 2009 to September, 2016, there were 5,491,560 inpatient cases monitored by the PSS system, among which 362,743 were pneumonia cases, with a proportion of 6.61%. Among pneumonia cases, about 10.55% (38,260/362,743) of cases were severe or death cases. The pneumonia incidence increased each year in the city. Among 15 avian influenza cases reported from January, 2005 to September, 2016, there were 26.7% (4/15) mild cases detected by the HIS-modified ISS system, while 60.0% (9/15) were severe or death cases detected by the PSS system. Two H5N1 severe cases were missed by the ISS system in January, 2009 when the PSS system was not available. CONCLUSIONS: The HIS was able to improve the efficiency of the ISS for monitoring ILI and emerging avian influenza virus. However, the efficiency of the system needs to be verified in a wider area for a longer time span in China.


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Influenza Humana/diagnóstico , Pneumonia/diagnóstico , Vigilância em Saúde Pública/métodos , China/epidemiologia , Hospitais , Humanos , Incidência , Virus da Influenza A Subtipo H5N1/isolamento & purificação , Subtipo H7N9 do Vírus da Influenza A/isolamento & purificação , Vírus da Influenza A/isolamento & purificação , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Influenza Humana/virologia , Pneumonia/epidemiologia , Gestão de Riscos
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JAMA ; 322(9): 824-833, 2019 09 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31479137

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Importance: Clinical studies have been inconclusive about the effectiveness of N95 respirators and medical masks in preventing health care personnel (HCP) from acquiring workplace viral respiratory infections. Objective: To compare the effect of N95 respirators vs medical masks for prevention of influenza and other viral respiratory infections among HCP. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cluster randomized pragmatic effectiveness study conducted at 137 outpatient study sites at 7 US medical centers between September 2011 and May 2015, with final follow-up in June 2016. Each year for 4 years, during the 12-week period of peak viral respiratory illness, pairs of outpatient sites (clusters) within each center were matched and randomly assigned to the N95 respirator or medical mask groups. Interventions: Overall, 1993 participants in 189 clusters were randomly assigned to wear N95 respirators (2512 HCP-seasons of observation) and 2058 in 191 clusters were randomly assigned to wear medical masks (2668 HCP-seasons) when near patients with respiratory illness. Main Outcomes and Measures: The primary outcome was the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza. Secondary outcomes included incidence of acute respiratory illness, laboratory-detected respiratory infections, laboratory-confirmed respiratory illness, and influenzalike illness. Adherence to interventions was assessed. Results: Among 2862 randomized participants (mean [SD] age, 43 [11.5] years; 2369 [82.8%]) women), 2371 completed the study and accounted for 5180 HCP-seasons. There were 207 laboratory-confirmed influenza infection events (8.2% of HCP-seasons) in the N95 respirator group and 193 (7.2% of HCP-seasons) in the medical mask group (difference, 1.0%, [95% CI, -0.5% to 2.5%]; P = .18) (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 1.18 [95% CI, 0.95-1.45]). There were 1556 acute respiratory illness events in the respirator group vs 1711 in the mask group (difference, -21.9 per 1000 HCP-seasons [95% CI, -48.2 to 4.4]; P = .10); 679 laboratory-detected respiratory infections in the respirator group vs 745 in the mask group (difference, -8.9 per 1000 HCP-seasons, [95% CI, -33.3 to 15.4]; P = .47); 371 laboratory-confirmed respiratory illness events in the respirator group vs 417 in the mask group (difference, -8.6 per 1000 HCP-seasons [95% CI, -28.2 to 10.9]; P = .39); and 128 influenzalike illness events in the respirator group vs 166 in the mask group (difference, -11.3 per 1000 HCP-seasons [95% CI, -23.8 to 1.3]; P = .08). In the respirator group, 89.4% of participants reported "always" or "sometimes" wearing their assigned devices vs 90.2% in the mask group. Conclusions and Relevance: Among outpatient health care personnel, N95 respirators vs medical masks as worn by participants in this trial resulted in no significant difference in the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01249625.


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Pessoal de Saúde , Transmissão de Doença Infecciosa do Paciente para o Profissional/prevenção & controle , Influenza Humana/prevenção & controle , Influenza Humana/transmissão , Máscaras , Dispositivos de Proteção Respiratória , Adulto , Assistência Ambulatorial , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Controle de Infecções/métodos , Influenza Humana/diagnóstico , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Exposição Ocupacional , Infecções Respiratórias/prevenção & controle , Infecções Respiratórias/transmissão
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