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Potential role of Emergency Medical System call centres in epidemiological surveillance of seasonal influenza.

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Summary of "Potential role of Emergency Medical System call centres in epidemiological surveillance of seasonal influenza."

Seasonal influenza causes high morbidity worldwide and high mortality in developing countries. As a result, the development of systems for seasonal influenza surveillance has been of great interest. The aim of this study is to explore the potential role of an Emergency Medical System (EMS) call centre to complement traditional surveillance systems of seasonal influenza.

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Name: Central European journal of public health
ISSN: 1210-7778
Pages: 64-67

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