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Epidemiology of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in the United States

Michael A. Jhung, David Swerdlow, Sonja J. Olsen, Daniel Jernigan, Matthew Biggerstaff, Laurie Kamimoto, Krista Kniss, Carrie Reed, Alicia Fry, Lynnette Brammer, Jacqueline Gindler, William J. Gregg, Joseph Bresee and Lyn Finelli

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue suppl_1, pages S13-S26
Published in print January 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciq008
Epidemiology of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in the United States

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In April 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 2 cases of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in children from southern California, marking the beginning of what would be the first influenza pandemic of the twenty-first century. This report describes the epidemiology of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in the United States, including characterization of cases, fluctuations of disease burden over the course of a year, the age distribution of illness and severe outcomes, and estimation of the overall burden of disease.

Journal Article.  7679 words.  Illustrated.

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

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