The impact of influenza on the global burden of illness and mortality has been recognised for centuries. In Dublin in 1837 Robert Graves attempted the first quantification of influenza-attributed mortality by counting new graves in the church cemetery following a severe influenza epidemic and comparing this number with the count from the previous year (Evans and Kaslow 1997: 474). Today a robust evidence base is essential to underpin clinical and public health policies to combat influenza.
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Warren-Gash, C., (2012) “Diagnosing Influenza for Research”, Opticon1826 14, p.37-39.