This is a multidisciplinary group set up by doctors specializing in Preventive Medicine and Public Health and specialists in Family and Community Medicine that research the applications of epidemiology in the study of epidemic outbreaks, the investigation of risk factors for transmissible diseases, the stimation of coverage of periodic preventive activities in primary health care and pharmacoepidemiology. The main lines of research are the investigation of epidemic outbreaks for Norovirus, factors for HIV infection in immigrants, risk factors for tuberculous infection in contacts with patients and vaccines and international travel.
Godoy P; Castilla J; Soldevila N; Mayoral JM; Toledo D; Martín V; Astray J; Egurrola M; Morales-Suarez-Varela M; Domínguez A; CIBERESP Cases and Controls in Pandemic Influenza Working Group, Spain
Smoking may increase the risk of influenza hospitalization and reduce influenza vaccine effectiveness in the elderly.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 28 150-155. .