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Teacher led school-based surveillance can allow accurate tracking of emerging infectious diseases - evidence from serial cross-sectional surveys of febrile respiratory illness during the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic in Singapore

Shu E Soh1, Alex R Cook1, Mark IC Chen1239*, Vernon J Lee14, Jeffery L Cutter5, Vincent TK Chow1, Nancy WS Tee6, Raymond TP Lin5, Wei-Yen Lim1, Ian G Barr7, Cui Lin5, Meng Chee Phoon1, Li Wei Ang5, Sunil K Sethi8, Chia Yin Chong6, Lee Gan Goh8, Denise LM Goh8, Paul A Tambyah8, Koh Cheng Thoon6, Yee Sin Leo29 and Seang Mei Saw1

Author Affiliations

1 National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077, Singapore

2 Communicable Disease Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433, Singapore

3 Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, 8 College Road, Singapore, 169857, Singapore

4 Ministry of Defence, Gombak Drive, Singapore, 669645, Singapore

5 Ministry of Health, College of Medicine Building, 16 College Road, Singapore, 169854, Singapore

6 KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, 229899, Singapore

7 World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, 10 Wreckyn Street, North Melbourne, VIC, 3051, Australia

8 National University Health Systems, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore, 119228, Singapore

9 Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore, 308433, Singapore

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:336  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-336

Published: 4 December 2012

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