Rita Kusriastuti, Director of Vector Borne Disease Control of Indonesia's Ministry of Health joined us at World Vaccine Congress Asia this year to share the case study on Indonesia's surveillance study of ILI and SARI.
The study was conducted in East Jakarta, an area with a population of 2.6 million and high risk potential for avian-to-human H5N1 virus transmission.
The aims of this study were:
- To determine the frequency of infection with A(H5N1) virus and other influenza viruses amongst outpatients with influenza-like illness (ILI) & hospitalized patients with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI).
- To describe the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of cases with A(H5N1) virus and other influenza virus infections.
- To assess an integrated epidemiology and virology enhanced sentinel-based surveillance strategy for early H5N1 case finding in out-patient and hospital settings.
- To establish estimates of seasonal influenza disease burden in an urban setting in Indonesia.
To read the results from the study, download presentation here.
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