Correlation between emergency room visits for influenza-like illness during the influenza A (H1/N1) pandemic in children and adults
Article first published online: 23 JUL 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 364–366, May 2013
How to Cite
Bénet, T., Cassier, P., Voirin, N., Morélon-Daum, S., Floret, D., Gillet, Y., Gueugniaud, P.-Y. and Vanhems, P. (2013), Correlation between emergency room visits for influenza-like illness during the influenza A (H1/N1) pandemic in children and adults. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7: 364–366. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2012.00412.x
- Issue published online: 17 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 23 JUL 2012
- Accepted 7 June 2012. Published online 23 July 2012.
- emergency department;
- influenza A (H1/N1)
Surveillance of incident influenza-like illness (ILI) was implemented in two children and adult medical emergency departments during the influenza A (H1/N1) pandemic to assess correlations in the daily number of ILI-related emergency room visits (ERV) between these departments. A total of 7165 ILIs in children and 610 ILIs in adults were observed. We noticed a high linear correlation between the number of ERV involving ILI on day D in the pediatric department and the number of ERV because of ILI 2 days later in adults (R = 0·82, P < 10−4). Therefore, the rate of adult ILI-related ERV might be anticipated based on the rate of pediatric ERV.