Use of Ambulance Dispatch Calls for Surveillance of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections

S. Monge, J. Duijster, G.J. Kommer, J. van de Kassteele, G.A. Donker, T. Krafft, P. Engelen, J.P. Valk, J. de Waard, J. de Nooij, W. van der Hoek, L. van Asten*

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Ambulance dispatches for respiratory syndromes reflect incidence of influenza-like illness in primary care. Associations are highest in children (15%-34% of respiratory calls attributable to influenza), out-of-office hours (9%), and highest urgency-level calls (9%-11%). Ambulance dispatches might be an additional source of data for severe influenza surveillance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-150
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

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