Abstract

Monitoring influenza epidemic in an Emergency Department – Novel approach to local Influenza surveillance in Portugal

Influenza disease is an important cause seasonal mortality, morbidity and resources utilization in high income countries. The influenza surveillance systems can help to mitigate the spread of the disease, and to plan better interventions.

There are the gaps in influenza surveillance systems that need to be improved for a better forecasting of the epidemic periods. To achieve more accurate surveillance systems data from unusual sources, emergency departments, telephone triage had been used with some success in the USA.

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André Peralta

André Peralta

Researcher

Health Big Data and
Decision Support Systems.

Henrique Martins

Henrique Martins

Founder / Coordinator

Chief Medical Information Officer at Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE.

Diogo Ermida

Diogo Ermida

Researcher

Health Big Data and
Decision Support Systems.