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1.  Timeliness of syndromic influenza surveillance through work and school absenteeism 
Archives of Public Health  2010;68(3):115-120.
In this paper, we investigate the usefulness of work and school absenteeism surveillance as an early warning system for influenza. In particular, time trends in daily absenteeism rates collected during the A(H1N1)2009 pandemic are compared with weekly incidence rates of influenza-like illness (ILI) obtained from the Belgian Sentinel General Practitioner (SGP) network. The results indicate a rise in absenteeism rates prior to the onset of the influenza epidemic, suggesting that absenteeism surveillance is a promising tool for early warning of influenza epidemics. To convincingly conclude on the usefulness of absenteeism data for early warning, additional data covering several influenza seasons is needed.
PMCID: PMC3463027
School absenteeism; worker absenteeism; influenza; influenza A virus; H1N1 subtype
3.  Influenza surveillance in children: first experiences with the Belgian Paediatric Surveillance system 'PediSurv' 
Archives of Public Health  2010;68(3):94-99.
PMCID: PMC3463030
Influenza; paediatrics; A(H1N1)2009; epidemiology
4.  Clinical surveillance of the influenza A(H1N1)2009 pandemic through the network of sentinel general practitioners 
Archives of Public Health  2010;68(2):62-67.
PMCID: PMC3463021
Sentinel surveillance; family practice; Influenza; Influenza A virus; H1N1 Subtype

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