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ORIGINAL ARTICLES Oseltamivir Ring Prophylaxis for Containment of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Outbreaks V.J. Lee and Others Ring prophylaxis (geographically targeted containment by means of prophylaxis) with oseltamivir was shown to substantially curtail four outbreaks involving 1175 personnel in the Singapore military. Full Text | PDF | Supplementary Material Comparative Epidemiology of Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza [...]
PERSPECTIVE The Public’s Response to the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic G.K. SteelFisher and Others Gillian SteelFisher and colleagues examined the public’s response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic through a comprehensive review of data from national public opinion polls and surveys. They present a range of findings. Full Text | PDF
SPECIAL REPORT Information Technology and Global Surveillance of Cases of 2009 H1N1 Influenza J.S. Brownstein and Others Although formal reporting, surveillance, and response structures remain essential to protecting public health, a new generation of freely accessible, online, and real-time informatics tools for disease tracking are expanding the ability of public health professionals to detect weak [...]
The CDC reports an increase in H1N1-related hospitalizations in Georgia and a few other southeastern states, particularly among adults with certain chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, COPD, heart disease).
Estimates of 2009 H1N1 influenza cases in the U.S. from April 2009 to mid-January 2010 ranged widely, from 41 million to 84 million, according to the CDC.
“H1N1 flu activity seems to have leveled off,” according to the CDC, but vaccination “remains a good idea.”
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.
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.
Some cities are reporting near-normal levels of flu activity for this time of year, according to an article in Thursday’s New York Times. The cities were those hardest hit at the outset of the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic.
There is “substantial flu illness in most of the country,” according to a CDC news briefing Thursday. Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, also announced that some 300,000 courses of pediatric liquid Tamiflu (oseltamivir) had been released to the states. She said that some lots had exceeded [...]