Influenza-Like Illness Seasonality and its Association with Meteorological Variations in Dak Lak Province, Vietnam, 2004-2009

Background: Influenza is a global public health and economic burden. Its patterns of seasonality differ considerably between geographic regions, but the factors underlying these differences are not well understood. Clarifying the potential role of climate factors on incidence of influenza could provide an insight into the mechanisms of the seasonality of the disease. This study documents the activity of influenza-like illness (ILI) in Dak Lak province of Vietnam and examines its temporal association with climate factors.

Author (s): 

Hau V. Pham1,2, T. Phan1,2, L. Phan2, N. Tran Minh2 1Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology of Tay Nguyen, Vietnam 2Vietnam Field Epidemiology Training Program

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Hau Pham
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