Effects of Air Pollution and Other Environmental Exposures on Estimates of Severe Influenza Illness, Washington, USA
Ranjani Somayaji, Moni B. Neradilek, Adam A. Szpiro, Kathryn H. Lofy, Michael L. Jackson, Christopher H. Goss, Jeffrey S. Duchin, Kathleen M. Neuzil, and Justin R. Ortiz
Author affiliations: University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (R. Somayaji); University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA (R. Somayaji, A.A. Szpiro, C.H. Goss, J.S. Duchin); The Mountain-Whisper-Light Statistics, Seattle (M.B. Neradilek); Washington State Department of Health, Shoreline, Washington, USA (K.H. Lofy); Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle (M.L. Jackson); Seattle & King County Public Health, Seattle (J.S. Duchin); University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (K.M. Neuzil, J.R. Ortiz)
Figure 1. Influenza detections and respiratory and circulatory hospitalizations in western Washington, USA, 2001–2012. A) Total detections of influenza by clinical laboratories and public health surveillance. B) Incidence of all-cause respiratory and circulatory hospitalizations by age group..
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