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More than a "touch of the flu": a response to Mayrhuber et al's ""with fever it's the real flu I would say": laypersons' perception of common cold and influenza and their differences - a qualitative study in Austria, Belgium and Croatia"

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posted on 07.03.2021, 20:12 by Annemarie JutelAnnemarie Jutel
This short reply contests two assumptions made by the authors of Mayrhuber et al's. "With fever it's the real flu I would say." The first is that there is influenza can be reliably defined by a medical case definition. The second is that this small qualitative study can be generalisable. However, it does underline the important point that technical diagnostic terms may be used on different registers by a variety of actors in the medical setting.

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Jutel, A. (2019). More than a "touch of the flu": a response to Mayrhuber et al's ""with fever it's the real flu I would say": laypersons' perception of common cold and influenza and their differences - a qualitative study in Austria, Belgium and Croatia". BMC infectious diseases, 19(1), 921-. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4437-x

Journal title

BMC infectious diseases

Volume

19

Issue

1

Publication date

30/10/2019

Pagination

921

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Letter

Online publication date

30/10/2019

ISSN

1471-2334

eISSN

1471-2334

Article number

921

Language

en