Volume 23, Number 151 (1-2017)                   RJMS 2017, 23(151): 96-104 | Back to browse issues page


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An Epidemiological study on influenza-like syndrome: Desciping reported cases to the influenza surveillance system in Hamadan province from 2013 to 2014. RJMS. 2017; 23 (151) :96-104
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4236-en.html

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Background: The flu is a severe and fatal disease with a potential for widespread outbreaks. To reduce the social and economic costs of the disease, vaccination of the entire population and the population at risk is effective. Since every region has a sub-type of influenza virus is endemic, it is necessary to identify the species of native studies done in each area.

Methods: In this study, all data related to the flu in the health center of the province in 2013 and 2014 was collected, analyzed, and information such as: gender, occupation, type of admission, date of sampling, sample type, quality samples of the virus, the subtype of the virus and the name of the city was carried out using STATA software package version 11 data analysis was done.

Results: Of 206 cases of flu-like illness recorded in 2012, 26 confirmed cases of influenza were detected, which all (100%) belong to type A, subtype H3N2. In 2013, from 244 cases recorded flu-like illness, 44 were confirmed cases of influenza.  Thirty one cases of those were type A including 18 cases of subtype H3N2 and 13 cases of H1N1 subtype. Other cases in 2013 (13 cases) were type B.

Conclusions: subspecies recommended by the World Health Organization for the 2013-2014 with the species identified in the province are consistent and can be used to provide the appropriate vaccine relied on this report.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Epidemiology

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