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Title: Influenza surveillance in the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1991 to 2001
Authors: Mokhtari Azad, T.
Mohammadi, H.
Moosavi, A.
Saadatmand, Z.
Nategh, R.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: To better underst and the annual distribution of influenza virus in our country, we isolated and typed 45 viruses from 1043 patients with acute respiratory illnesses in a 10-year study conducted by the National Influenza Centre of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The seasonal distribution of influenza typically ran from November to April. Type A influenza was most common during the winters of 1991-92, 1997-98 and 2000-01 and type B influenza was most common during 1992-5 and 1996-97. Both type A and type B viruses circulated in 1995-96 and 1998-2000. A serological survey based on haemagglutination inhibition test confirmed our findings. The annual pattern of strains isolated was similar to the worldwide pattern during the same interval
Description: 315-321
Keywords: Acute Disease
Antibodies, Viral
Epidemiology, Molecular
Hemagglutination Inhibition Tests
Influenza B virus
Subject: Influenza, Human
ISSN: 1020-3397
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