- "Carole Schirvel"
- Registration projects in health and health care
Registration projects in health and health care
Annually, a considerable part of the Belgian population acquires a flu-like syndrome or an acute upper tract respiratory infection. Certain population groups (young children, elderly people, pregnant women and persons with a chronic condition), run a significant higher risk of severe tot life-threatening complications. Moreover, seasonal flu leads to an increased pressure on the health care system, increased work leave and high financial costs.
In Belgium, a sentinel network specifically dedicated to influenza surveillance, with the participation of about 40 GPs, was initiated in...