Senior researcher (epidemiologist)
Geographic mapping method shows potential for mapping influenza activity in Europe.
Saito, R., Paget, J., Hitaka, S., Sakai, T., Sasaki, A., Velde, K. van der, Suzuki, H. Geographic mapping method shows potential for mapping influenza activity in Europe. Eurosurveillance: 2005, 10(10)Read online
The possible west-east spread of influenza across Europe during the influenza seasons of the previous few years was mapped in 2004 using data from the European Influenza Surveillance Scheme (EISS) database. A method used in Japan has now been applied to European data for the 2004-5 season, and the results echo the pattern arising from the previous EISS analysis.