Hong Kong Med J 2013;19(Suppl 4):S4-5
Statistical algorithms for early detection of the annual influenza peak season in Hong Kong using sentinel surveillance data
BJ Cowling, LM Ho, S Riley, GM Leung
School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, influenza sentinel surveillance systems have been recently established. Methods that compare current data to data from recent weeks may be appropriate to indicate the start of peak influenza activity. These methods can produce reliable and timely alerts at the start of the annual influenza peak season.