Influenza-associated Hospitalizations and Deaths, Costa Rica, 2009–2012
Published Date:May 2014
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 20(5):878-881.
History, 21st Century
Severe Acute Respiratory Infections
Description:Data needed to guide influenza vaccine policies are lacking in tropical countries. We multiplied the number of severe acute respiratory infections by the proportion testing positive for influenza. There were ≈6,699 influenza hospitalizations and 803 deaths in Costa Rica during 2009-2012, supporting continuation of a national influenza vaccine program.
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