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Determination of respiratory syncytial virus epidemic seasons by using 95% confidence interval of positivity rates, 2011-2021, Germany.
Cai, Wei; Dürrwald, Ralf; Biere, Barbara; Schweiger, Brunhilde; Haas, Walter; Wolff, Thorsten; Buda, Silke; Reiche, Janine.
  • Cai W; Unit 36, Respiratory Infections, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.
  • Dürrwald R; Unit 17, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Influenza Centre, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.
  • Biere B; Unit 17, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, Department of Infectious Diseases, Consultant Laboratory for RSV, PIV and HMPV, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.
  • Schweiger B; Unit 17, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Influenza Centre, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.
  • Haas W; Unit 17, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Influenza Centre, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.
  • Wolff T; Unit 36, Respiratory Infections, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.
  • Buda S; Unit 17, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Influenza Centre, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.
  • Reiche J; Unit 36, Respiratory Infections, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.
Influenza Other Respir Viruses ; 16(5): 854-857, 2022 Sep.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1822050
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Based on our national outpatient sentinel surveillance, we have developed a novel approach to determine respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) epidemic seasons in Germany by using RSV positivity rate and its lower limit of 95% confidence interval. This method was evaluated retrospectively on nine RSV seasons, and it is also well-suited to describe off-season circulation of RSV in near real time as observed for seasons 2020/21 and 2021/22 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prospective application is of crucial importance to enable timely actions for health service delivery and prevention.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human / Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections Type of study: Observational study / Risk factors Limits: Humans / Infant Country/Region as subject: Europa Language: English Journal: Influenza Other Respir Viruses Journal subject: Virology Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Irv.12996

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human / Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections Type of study: Observational study / Risk factors Limits: Humans / Infant Country/Region as subject: Europa Language: English Journal: Influenza Other Respir Viruses Journal subject: Virology Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Irv.12996