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MEDICAL PROGRESS Clinical Aspects of Pandemic 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection Writing Committee of the WHO Consultation on Clinical Aspects of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza Illness caused by the 2009 H1N1 virus has occurred in almost all countries, with more than 16,000 deaths from laboratory-confirmed cases reported to the WHO. This review by WHO [...]
H1N1 influenza incidence was highest among children, but H1N1-associated mortality was highest among elders. (more…)
ORIGINAL ARTICLE Pediatric Hospitalizations Associated with 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in Argentina R. Libster and Others During the winter (May through July 2009) in Buenos Aires, the death rate associated with 2009 H1N1 influenza in children was 10 times that associated with seasonal influenza in 2007. Full Text | PDF
ORIGINAL ARTICLE Severe 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Pregnant and Postpartum Women in California J.K. Louie and Others This study analyzed data reported for 239 women of reproductive age who were hospitalized with 2009 H1N1 influenza; 94 were pregnant and 8 were postpartum. Infection with the 2009 H1N1 virus can cause significant morbidity and mortality in [...]
Federal health officials said Thursday that almost 10,000 people had died of H1N1 since April, an increase from mortality numbers released last month. (12/11, NYT) New media outlets like YouTube and Twitter have become a popular way to communicate H1N1 messages to the public. “It’s a matter, disease specialists said, of going where the young [...]
New CDC numbers made public Thursday show that H1N1 has sickened about 22 million Americans since April and contributed to an estimated 4,000 deaths. (11/13, AP) The WHO reported that emergency supplies of antiviral drugs are being sent to Ukraine, Afghanistan, and other countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. (11/13, NYT)
Although patients hospitalized for 2009 H1N1 influenza infection are younger on average than those hospitalized for seasonal flu, people aged 50 and older have the highest death rates.
The current virus is transmitted efficiently but probably is less lethal than past pandemic viruses. Anthony Komaroff, MD, summarizes and comments on Fraser C et al. Pandemic potential of a strain of influenza A (H1N1): Early findings. Science 2009 May 14; [e-pub ahead of print]. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1176062). READ MORE..