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Table 1 Case definitions

From: Evaluation of case definitions to detect respiratory syncytial virus infection in hospitalized children below 5 years in Rural Western Kenya, 2009–2013

Case definition All age groups
SARI An Acute Respiratory Infection with:
• History of fever or Measured fever of ≥38 °C
• And cough
• With an onset within the last 10 days
• And requires hospitalization
IMCI non-severe pneumoniaa Cough or difficulty breathing with fast breathing.
- Fast breathing
• <2 months ≥ 60 breaths/minute
• 2- > 12 months- ≥ 50breaths/min
• 12–59 months- ≥ 40 breaths/min
IMCI severe pneumoniab Cough or difficulty breathing with chest in-drawing when calm
IMCI very severe pneumonia Cough or difficulty breathing with any one of:
- Stridor when calm
- Not able to breastfeed/drink
- Convulsions
- Lethargy
- Unconscious
- Vomit everything
Hospitalized ILI A hospitalized Acute Respiratory Infection with:
• Measured fever of ≥38 °C
• And cough
• With an onset within the last 10 days
  1. aExcludes those with chest in-drawing and those with danger signs (stridor, unable to drink/breastfeed, convulsions, lethargy, unconsciousness and vomit everything)
  2. bExcludes those with danger signs