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Predicting seasonal influenza epidemics using cross-hemisphere influenza surveillance data and local internet query data

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Can early warning systems be developed to predict influenza epidemics? Using Australian influenza surveillance and local internet search query data, this study investigated whether seasonal influenza epidemics in China, the US and the UK can be predicted using empirical time series analysis. Weekly national number of respiratory cases positive for influenza virus infection that were reported to the FluNet surveillance system in Australia, China, the US and the UK were obtained from World Heal...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41598-019-39871-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0250-0423
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Scientific Reports More from this journal
Volume:
9
Article number:
3262
Publication date:
2019-03-01
Acceptance date:
2019-02-04
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EISSN:
2045-2322
Pubs id:
pubs:968670
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uuid:058280b4-a29a-4f15-a414-8b8c2321db5a
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pubs:968670
Source identifiers:
968670
Deposit date:
2019-02-04

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