Teacher led school-based surveillance can allow accurate tracking of emerging infectious diseases - evidence from serial cross-sectional surveys of febrile respiratory illness during the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic in Singapore
Shu E Soh, Alex R Cook, Mark IC Chen, Vernon J Lee, Jeffery L Cutter, Vincent TK Chow, Nancy WS Tee, Raymond TP Lin, Wei-Yen Lim, Ian G Barr, Cui Lin, Meng Chee Phoon, Li Wei Ang, Sunil K Sethi, Chia Yin Chong, Lee Gan Goh, Denise LM Goh, Paul A Tambyah, Koh Cheng Thoon, Yee Sin Leo Show all
BMC Infectious Diseases | BMC | Published : 2012
Awarded by National Medical Research Council of Singapore
The authors thank the Ministry of Education, Singapore and the schools involved for assisting with data collection. We are grateful to Ms Sheila Vaidya from the University of Chicago, USA for her contribution to field work, and Mr Baldev Singh and Mr Muhamad Alif Ibrahim from the Communicable Disease Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore for their help in processing the data and preparing the manuscript for publication. MICC is supported by the National Medical Research Council of Singapore under NMRC/CSA/011/2009, with other project funding from NMRC/H1N1O/002/2009 and NMRC/H1N1R/005/2009. The WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in Melbourne is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.PAT received research support from Baxter, GSK, Sanofi-Pasteur, ADAMAS and honoraria from Novartis, MSD and Astra-Zeneca unrelated to this study.