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A National Survey of Severe Influenza-Associated Complications among Children and Adults, 2003–2004

Laura Jean Podewils, Laura A. Liedtke, L. Clifford McDonald, Jeffrey C. Hageman, Larry J. Strausbaugh, Thea K. Fischer, Daniel B. Jernigan, Timothy M. Uyeki and Matthew J. Kuehnert

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 11, pages 1693-1696
Published in print June 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/430424
A National Survey of Severe Influenza-Associated Complications among Children and Adults, 2003–2004

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This report summarizes findings of a national survey conducted among infectious diseases consultants to assess complications associated with influenza during the 2003–2004 influenza season. The survey identified severe complications, including secondary infection with Staphylococcus aureus and deaths among children and adults, as well as perceived shortages in rapid diagnostic tests and influenza vaccine.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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