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Research Article

Monitoring the Impact of Influenza by Age: Emergency Department Fever and Respiratory Complaint Surveillance in New York City

  • Donald R Olson mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: drolson@gmail.com (DRO); burchheff@gmail.com (RTH)

    Affiliation: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Richard T Heffernan mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: drolson@gmail.com (DRO); burchheff@gmail.com (RTH)

    Affiliation: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Marc Paladini,

    Affiliation: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Kevin Konty,

    Affiliation: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Don Weiss,

    Affiliation: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Farzad Mostashari

    Affiliation: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: August 07, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040247

About the Authors

Donald R Olson, Richard T Heffernan, Marc Paladini, Kevin Konty, Don Weiss, Farzad Mostashari
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

DRO, RTH, and FM conceived of the study. DRO, RTH, DW, and FM designed the study. DRO, KK, and FM analyzed the data. All authors contributed to writing the paper. DRO, RTH, MP, and KK collected data or performed experiments for this study. DRO, RTH, MP, and KK participated in the rotation of analysts who clean, analyze, and report data daily. RTH oversaw the syndromic surveillance unit that collected the data.