Background: Since 2011, the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) has used active surveillance to prospectively collect epidemiological and virological data on patients hospitalized with influenza virus infection. Here, we describe influenza virus strain circulation in the GIHSN participant countries during 2017–2018 season and examine factors associated with complicated hospitalization among patients admitted with laboratory-confirmed influenza illness.
Author List: Lina B, Georges A, Burtseva E, Nunes MC, Andrew MK, McNeil SA, Ruiz-Palacios GM, Feng L, Kyncl J, Vanhems P, Ortiz JR, Paget J, Reiner RC; GIHSN 2017–2018 study collaborators.
Journal Name: BMC Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 2;20(1):465. doi: 10.1186/s12879-020-05167-4. PMID: 32615985; PMCID: PMC7330273.