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An outbreak investigation of paediatric severe acute respiratory infections requiring admission to intensive care units - Fiji, May 2016

Collins, Julie; Biaukula, Viema; Faktaufon, Daniel; Flint, James; Fullman, Sam; Jalava, Katri; Kailawadoko, Jimaima; Merianos, Angela; Nilles, Eric; Roper, Katrina; Sheel, Meru; Kama, Mike


Introduction Influenza-associated severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) are a major contributor to global morbidity and mortality. In response to a cluster of SARI cases and deaths in pregnant women, with two deceased cases testing positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, an investigation was initiated to determine whether there was an increase of paediatric SARI cases admitted to divisional hospital intensive care units in Fiji in may 2016 compared to May 2013-2015. Methods Retrospective case...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-06-21
Type: Journal article
Source: Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR
DOI: 10.5365/wpsar.2017.8.4.009
Access Rights: Open Access


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