Prospective surveillance study comparing severity and clinical course of primo- and re-infection with laboratory-confirmed influenza in pre-school children
Project management at the University of Würzburg:
Thus far, there is no reliable data to assess the impact of primo- and re-infection with influenza on disease severity in preschool-children. The purpose of this multicenter surveillance-study in Bavarian paediatric practices is to investigate laboratory-confirmed primo- and reinfections in preschool-children and to compare their severity. Such data are important to understand the development of the immunity against influenza and for the development of vaccination programs. Additionally, data of frequency, treatment and outcome of influenza and other viral agents associated with symptomatic acute respiratory infections in paediatric practices are collected.
Projekt period: from 01.2013 to 12.2015
Wirtschaftsunternehmen ( Firma GlaxoSmithKline GmbH & Co. KG, München, Deutschland )