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No temporal association between influenza outbreaks and invasive pneumococcal infections

Toschke, Andre Michael and Arenz, Stephan and von Kries, Rüdiger and Puppe, Wolfram and Weigl, Josef A. I. and Höhle, Michael and Heininger, Ulrich. (2008) No temporal association between influenza outbreaks and invasive pneumococcal infections. Archives of disease in childhood, Vol. 93, no. 3. pp. 218-220.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the influenza peak in populations precedes the annual peak for invasive pneumococcal infections (IPI) in winter. DESIGN: Ecological study. Active surveillance data on influenza A and IPI in children up to 16 years of age collected from 1997 to 2003 were analysed. SETTING: Paediatric hospitals in Germany. Patients: Children under 16 years of age. RESULTS: In all years under study, the influenza A season did not appear to affect the IPI season (p = 0.49). Specifically, the influenza peak never preceded the IPI peak. CONCLUSION: On a population level there was no indication that the annual influenza epidemic triggered the winter increase in the IPI rate or the peak of the IPI distribution in children.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (Klinik) > Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (UKBB)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (Klinik) > Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (UKBB)
03 Faculty of Medicine
UniBasel Contributors:Heininger, Ulrich
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:British Medical Association
ISSN:0003-9888
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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