The role of the intensive care unit in real-time surveillance of emerging pandemics

The Italian GiViTI experience

Guido Bertolini, Giovanni Nattino, Martin Langer, M. Tavola, Daniele Crespi, M. Mondini, C. Rossi, C. Previtali, J. Marshall, Daniele Poole

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Abstract

The prompt availability of reliable epidemiological information on emerging pandemics is crucial for public health policy-makers. Early in 2013, a possible new H1N1 epidemic notified by an intensive care unit (ICU) to GiViTI, the Italian ICU network, prompted the re-activation of the real-time monitoring system developed during the 2009-2010 pandemic. Based on data from 216 ICUs, we were able to detect and monitor an outbreak of severe H1N1 infection, and to compare the situation with previous years. The timely and correct assessment of the severity of an epidemic can be obtained by investigating ICU admissions, especially when historical comparisons can be made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-412
Number of pages5
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume144
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • influenza
  • pandemic
  • surveillance system

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  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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The role of the intensive care unit in real-time surveillance of emerging pandemics : The Italian GiViTI experience. / Bertolini, Guido; Nattino, Giovanni; Langer, Martin; Tavola, M.; Crespi, Daniele; Mondini, M.; Rossi, C.; Previtali, C.; Marshall, J.; Poole, Daniele.

In: Epidemiology and Infection, Vol. 144, No. 2, 01.01.2016, p. 408-412.

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Bertolini, G, Nattino, G, Langer, M, Tavola, M, Crespi, D, Mondini, M, Rossi, C, Previtali, C, Marshall, J & Poole, D 2016, 'The role of the intensive care unit in real-time surveillance of emerging pandemics: The Italian GiViTI experience', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 144, no. 2, pp. 408-412. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268815001399
Bertolini, Guido ; Nattino, Giovanni ; Langer, Martin ; Tavola, M. ; Crespi, Daniele ; Mondini, M. ; Rossi, C. ; Previtali, C. ; Marshall, J. ; Poole, Daniele. / The role of the intensive care unit in real-time surveillance of emerging pandemics : The Italian GiViTI experience. In: Epidemiology and Infection. 2016 ; Vol. 144, No. 2. pp. 408-412.
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