Journal article

National burden of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Cambodia, 2015 and 2016

Vanra Ieng, M Ximena Tolosa, Bunchhoeng Tek, Borann Sar, Kheng Sim, Heng Seng, Miliya Thyl, Chan Dara, Mey Moniborin, Rebekah J Stewart, Leila C Bell, Georgios Theocharopoulos, Savuth Chin, Darapheak Chau, A Danielle Iuliano, Ann Moen, Reiko Tsuyuoka, Erica L Dueger, Sheena G Sullivan, Sovann Ly

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal | WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, REGIONAL OFFICE WESTERN PACIFIC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Introduction: The burden of influenza in Cambodia is not well known, but it would be useful for understanding the impact of seasonal epidemics and pandemics and to design appropriate policies for influenza prevention and control. The severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) surveillance system in Cambodia was used to estimate the national burden of SARI hospitalizations in Cambodia. Methods: We estimated age-specific influenza-associated SARI hospitalization rates in three sentinel sites in Svay Rieng, Siem Reap and Kampong Cham provinces. We used influenza-associated SARI surveillance data for one year to estimate the numerator and hospital admission surveys to estimate the population deno..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by World Health Organization Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases grant for Burden of Disease studies


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by the World Health Organization Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases grant for Burden of Disease studies HQPED1611421. The Melbourne WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. The corresponding author was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.