Effects on current ILI (Influenza-like-illness) trends in Poland, including the previous public health strategy of non-vaccination against the 2009/10 H1N1 swine flu virus pandemic
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related research
Assess the current effects of Poland’s non-vaccination policy vs swine flu (at the time of the pandemic in 2009/10), and to identify problem areas and vulnerable groups that can now be targeted for remedial action in order to reduce the high ILI rates observed.
Keyword(s): Infectious Diseases, Disease Management
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Educated to BSc, MSc & PhD level in UK and Poland in the biomedical sciences. Over 20 years experience in medical research at major UK teaching hospitals followed by senior scientist positions in industry, (pharmaceutical, drug discovery and medical diagnostics). Further experience gained as a specialist in regulatory affairs at the Polish office for registration of medicinal products, devices and biocides. Since 2008, Public Health advisor to the Polish Chief Sanitary Inspector at ministerial level.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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