Tag Archive for ‘pediatrics’
H1N1 influenza incidence was highest among children, but H1N1-associated mortality was highest among elders. (more…)
CORRESPONDENCE Responses to 2009 H1N1 Vaccine in Children 3 to 17 Years of Age A. Arguedas, C. Soley, and K. Lindert These preliminary data support the use of one 15-μg dose of 2009 H1N1 vaccine without adjuvant in children between the ages of 9 and 17 years. However, in children 3 to 8 years of [...]
ORIGINAL ARTICLE Outbreak of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) at a New York City School J. Lessler and Others Once introduced into a high school in New York City, the 2009 H1N1 virus spread quickly among students and staff, with an influenza-like illness developing in more than 800 people during a 2-week period in April [...]
ORIGINAL ARTICLE Household Transmission of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in the United States S. Cauchemez and Others This study shows that when a member of the household became infected with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, household contacts less than 18 years of age were twice as susceptible to an acute respiratory illness as [...]
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
A single dose of vaccine may be sufficient to protect most infants and children against 2009 H1N1 influenza, according to a JAMA study released online, but editorialists say the data are not compelling enough to change the current U.S. recommendation for two doses for younger patients.
Children and young adults have the highest incidence of infection, and elders have the highest mortality. (more…)
Fewer states (43) reported widespread influenza activity in the week ending November 14 than in previous weeks, the CDC reported Friday. Still, the activity was higher than is often seen at the peak of influenza seasons.
A positive rapid influenza test result predicted low risk for serious bacterial infection in febrile infants younger than 3 months. (more…)
Reports on 2009 H1N1 influenza in the U.S. will now use estimates from the CDC’s Emerging Infection Program, rather than counting only laboratory-confirmed cases, according to a CDC news briefing.