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Influenza deaths in Leicestershire during the 1989-90 epidemic: implications for prevention.
Epidemiol Infect. 1992 Jun; 108(3):537-45.EI

Abstract

There is an association between excess winter mortality and epidemics of influenza and it has been suggested that annual influenza vaccination should be offered to all over 65 years old as in the United States. This paper identifies the number of people dying from influenza in Leicestershire UK during the 1989-90 epidemic and the factors associated with a fatal outcome. The findings show that deaths attributed to influenza occur predominantly in very elderly people with underlying ill-health. The risk of influenzal death is greater in residential patients and increases substantially with the number of underlying medical conditions. The estimated death rates in vaccinated and non-vaccinated groups were not significantly different, but there were trends towards protection in both residential and non-residential groups. Influenza vaccine is not reaching the principal target groups and improved methods of influenza control are required.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Infectious Diseases Unit, Groby Road Hospital, Leicester.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1601083

Citation

Nguyen-van-Tam, J S., and K G. Nicholson. "Influenza Deaths in Leicestershire During the 1989-90 Epidemic: Implications for Prevention." Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 108, no. 3, 1992, pp. 537-45.
Nguyen-van-Tam JS, Nicholson KG. Influenza deaths in Leicestershire during the 1989-90 epidemic: implications for prevention. Epidemiol Infect. 1992;108(3):537-45.
Nguyen-van-Tam, J. S., & Nicholson, K. G. (1992). Influenza deaths in Leicestershire during the 1989-90 epidemic: implications for prevention. Epidemiology and Infection, 108(3), 537-45.
Nguyen-van-Tam JS, Nicholson KG. Influenza Deaths in Leicestershire During the 1989-90 Epidemic: Implications for Prevention. Epidemiol Infect. 1992;108(3):537-45. PubMed PMID: 1601083.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influenza deaths in Leicestershire during the 1989-90 epidemic: implications for prevention. AU - Nguyen-van-Tam,J S, AU - Nicholson,K G, PY - 1992/6/1/pubmed PY - 1992/6/1/medline PY - 1992/6/1/entrez SP - 537 EP - 45 JF - Epidemiology and infection JO - Epidemiol Infect VL - 108 IS - 3 N2 - There is an association between excess winter mortality and epidemics of influenza and it has been suggested that annual influenza vaccination should be offered to all over 65 years old as in the United States. This paper identifies the number of people dying from influenza in Leicestershire UK during the 1989-90 epidemic and the factors associated with a fatal outcome. The findings show that deaths attributed to influenza occur predominantly in very elderly people with underlying ill-health. The risk of influenzal death is greater in residential patients and increases substantially with the number of underlying medical conditions. The estimated death rates in vaccinated and non-vaccinated groups were not significantly different, but there were trends towards protection in both residential and non-residential groups. Influenza vaccine is not reaching the principal target groups and improved methods of influenza control are required. SN - 0950-2688 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1601083/Influenza_deaths_in_Leicestershire_during_the_1989_90_epidemic:_implications_for_prevention_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/1601083/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -