influenza-like illness


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influenza-like illness

nonspecific respiratory illness whose symptoms resemble those of influenza but which are usually caused not by influenza virus infection but by other viruses or by bacteria.

influenza-like illness

Abbreviation: ILI
Any disease of the respiratory tract that causes cough, fever, malaise, headache, sore throat, and fatigue. ILI can be caused by rhinoviruses, respiratory syncytial virus, coronaviruses, adenoviruses, rickettsia, and other infectious microorganisms.
See also: illness
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Those persons who reported a influenza-like illness on the follow-up questionnaire and had not yet completed the initial questionnaire were asked to do so.
A person was considered a case if he had a documented illness consistent with influenza or if he had indicated on the initial questionnaire that he had had an influenza-like illness and associated symptoms in the first 3 weeks of February.