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Title: VIRAL RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS IN SINGAPORE
Authors: HOWE SHIQIN
Keywords: Influenza, viral respiratory infections, Singapore
Issue Date: 23-Jan-2015
Citation: HOWE SHIQIN (2015-01-23). VIRAL RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: When animal viruses cross the species barrier to infect humans, they often cause large epidemics with severe disease outcome. The outcome of infection is thought to be driven by the lack of adaptation in humans. Consequently, it has been suggested that the rate of asymptomatic infection of newly emerged viruses is low. This thesis shows, through a prospective cohort study that there is high proportion (79.6%) of asymptomatic infection when the pandemic influenza A H1N1 emerged from swine in 2009. This thesis also shows that the prevalence and temporal trends of respiratory pathogens in adults fluctuates in tropical Singapore. Influenza A shows a strong bi-annual seasonal pattern with the peak in the mid-year (April ? June) higher than the peak at the end or beginning of each year (November - February). The findings in this thesis provide new perspective on prevention of influenza and other respiratory viruses in Singapore.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/121100
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