Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 31st, 2004
"It is widely held that Southern China is a hypothetical influenza epicenter for the emergence of pandemic influenza viruses. However, influenza is perceived as a relatively unimportant infection in this part of the world compared with Western countries. Hong Kong is situated within the hypothetical epicenter and serves as a sentinel post for the region," researchers in China report.
"In a retrospective study, the influenza-associated excess hospitalizations in a regional hospital for pneumonia, chronic...
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