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Congratulations to Dr. Vijay Kannan (current chief resident), Dr. Nicole Hodgson (current chief resident), Dr. Andrew Lau (current senior resident), and Dr. Frank LoVecchio (Vice Chairmen for Research), on their recent publication in Annals of Emergency Medicine entitled Geolocalization of Influenza Outbreak Within an Acute Care Population: A Layered-Surveillance Approach. Quoting from the conclusion in the abstract, "Our layered-surveillance approach was effective in localizing a cluster of influenza A outbreak. This region may house a high-yield target population for public health intervention. Further collaborative efforts will be made between our hospital and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to perform a series of community vaccination events before the next influenza season. We hope these efforts will ultimately serve to reduce the burden of this disease on our patient population, and that this system will serve as a framework for future investigations locating at-risk populations."
Read the full article here: www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0…0405-X/abstract
Listen to Dr. Kannan describe the paper in his own words!