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Title: Early estimates of seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness in Europe among target groups for vaccination: results from the I-MOVE multicentre case-control study, 2011/12
Authors: Kissling, E.
Valenciano, M.
I-MOVE, Case-Control Studies Team
Keywords: Influenza
Determinantes da Saúde e da Doença
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2012
Publisher: ECDC_European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Citation: Euro Surveill. 2012;17(15):pii=20146
Abstract: To provide an early estimate of 2011/12 influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE), we conducted a multicentre case–control study based on seven sentinel surveillance networks. We included influenza-like illness cases up to week 7/2012 from the vaccination target groups, swabbed less than eight days after symptom onset. Laboratory-confirmed influenza A(H3) cases were compared to negative controls. Adjusted VE was 43% (95% confidence interval: -0.4 to 67.7), suggesting low to moderate VE against influenza A(H3) in the early 2011/12 season.
Description: Colaboração de: Baltazar Nunes, investigador do DEP
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 1560-7917
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