Hospital-based influenza morbidity and mortality surveillance system for influenza-like illnesses: a comparison with national influenza surveillance systems
Article first published online: 11 SEP 2013
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Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 17–20, January 2014
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2014) Hospital-based influenza morbidity and mortality surveillance system for influenza-like illnesses: a comparison with national influenza surveillance systems. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 8(1), 17–20.et al. (
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 11 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 JUL 2013
- Korea Healthcare technology R&D Project Ministry of Health & Welfare Republic of Korea. Grant Number: A103001
- influenza-like illness;
The Hospital-based Influenza Morbidity and Mortality (HIMM) surveillance system is an emergency room (ER)-based influenza surveillance system in Korea that was established in 2011. The system was established under the assumption that integrated clinical and virologic surveillance could be performed rapidly and easily at seven tertiary hospitals' ER. Here, we assessed the correlation between data generated from the HIMM surveillance system and the Korean national influenza surveillance systems during the 2011–2012 influenza season using cross-correlation analysis and found strong correlations. Rapid antigen-test-based HIMM surveillance would predict the start of influenza epidemic earlier than pre-existing influenza-like-illness-based surveillance.