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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

Letter

Use of Workplace Absenteeism Surveillance Data for Outbreak Detection

Bev PatersonComments to Author , Richard Caddis, and David Durrheim
Author affiliations: University of Newcastle, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia (B. Paterson, D. Durrheim); Transport for London, London, UK (R. Caddis)

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Comparison of transport for London absenteeism rates from influenza data to syndromic surveillance indicators of influenza-like illness rates, London, United Kingdom, 2009. A) National Pandemic Flu Service (NPFS); B) Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP); and C) QSurveillance. Vertical black line indicates when the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on June 11, 2009. Source: Health Protection Agency, London, and Transport for London.

Figure. Comparison of transport for London absenteeism rates from influenza data to syndromic surveillance indicators of influenza-like illness rates, London, United Kingdom, 2009. A) National Pandemic Flu Service (NPFS); B) Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP); and C) QSurveillance. Vertical black line indicates when the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on June 11, 2009. Source: Health Protection Agency, London, and Transport for London.

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